Proverbs in 365 Devotions

Proverbs 8:32 “And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways. 33 Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. 34 Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors.

Waiting At Wisdom's Door

Robin Aylor


Blessed are those who keep my ways
But who wants to listen to what you say?
Why hear instruction if you’re already wise?
Your promises are nothing but foolish lies.

Christians are nice enough I guess
But they say “this is right and to heck with the rest”
They’re intolerant, won’t listen, always on mission
They get caught in a sin then just say they’re forgiven

And so the world keeps on doing the things they accuse
They defend and judge they believe what they choose
A Christian can be all those things that they say
But there is something else I’ll address if I may

Though a believer is broken like everyone else
When they sin, when they fall, when their heart starts to melt
They say I’m sorry, then they turn from their sin
That is one mark of a sinner born again

A person who’s righteousness is all wrapped up in themself
Unless they are caught won’t readily confess
But one who is justified by Jesus Christ
Should humbly repent they have nothing to hide

So listen to Wisdom and keep her ways
Stay close to her doors and near to her gates
Return at once if you happen to stray
And blessed will you be, all your days