PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Proverbs 9-10
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Let all who are simple come to my house!” (Proverbs 9:4,16)
In this chapter both wisdom and folly are described as beckoning us.
At any given moment, in all our circumstances, both are calling out to us.
How aware am I of the tests and temptations I face each day.
Sadly many of us give in to folly, without a second thought.
The word for ‘simple’ is ‘one-minded’, thinking only one way.
They do not pause to rethink what they are doing, or tempted to do.
Wisdom urges us to give a second thought, to think further about our actions.
Where does this action lead, is it wise, or good, or beneficial?
Jesus describes two paths, one that leads to life, the other to death (Matthew 7:13).
Jesus describes two houses, one built on rock, the other on sand (Matthew 7:24).
His urgent appeal is to repent, literally to rethink and rechoose our ways!
Which thought pattern or behaviour do you need to rethink, and choose better?
Today I will hear both voices: the voice of the deceiver and the voice of Spirit.
Am I paying attention… who am I listening to, whose house am I moving towards?
Lord, everyday you are calling me to think and choose better, wisely. Help me to pay attention in the little and big decisions I make and actions I take. I want to live with you in your house!