Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 9:1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. 2 She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. 3 She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town,
Family, Fellowship & Road Kill
There is nothing like gathering together for food and fellowship to break down walls, establish relationships, binding one another together with a common bond.
But; what if you you were invited to a backyard BBQ with steaks, hotdogs and the works thinking the meal was ready and they had not even started the grill? In fact, they had to go get charcoal from the store; then they had to return because they didn't have something else, the table was not set, they were still missing condiments and they served pond water for drinks and the food… Oh my, the food was even worse. Instead of steaks and hotdogs they served BBQ road kill!!
Not so with Wisdom. She has fully prepared herself for you and I so that we may eat at her table. There is nothing left to do before we sit down in fellowship and feast together. Wisdom says there is no need to wait… she is ready for you… come now… She has built what I envision as a magnificent palace on a large rock solid foundation so we could meet and spend forever feasting with her. There is meat and wine overflowing for celebration of all things good and true for God's exaltation; and the table is set.
Her young women have already been sent out to call us to come even now. We have been graciously and specifically called and we are 100% responsible to respond. Wisdom has sent a Rolls Royce to pick us up and escort us to her.
Like Wisdom, the bible says the Lord calls… In Revelation 3 Jesus said: 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
Revelation 19:6 Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. 7 Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; 8 it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. 9 And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
Psalm 63:5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, 6 when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;