Proverbs 9: 3b-6
[Wisdom] calls from the highest places in the town, “You that are simple, turn in here!”
To those without sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.
Lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”
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The writer of Proverbs imagines Wisdom as a person who must advertise insight on the open market. We have a tendency to give those 15 minutes of fame moments to those who are supreme examples of immaturity or thoughtlessness. We like to laugh at people who put their foot in their mouths or trip over their own feet. We may never claim to be wise but we know foolish when we see it and so it feels better to laugh at someone than to be laughed at. We lack imagination and so we create games that play at war because we can't imagine another way to play. There is still a better way, a higher road to which we are being called if only we will learn to listen.
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Holy God, may we do better public relations for wisdom than we do for foolishness. Amen.