She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, -Proverbs 9:3 KJV
Knowing of Wisdom’s firm foundation in the truth of God and that true wisdom loves others, it is only natural that Wisdom calls others in to enjoy her fruits.
The imagery of sending maidens also tells us that wisdom works with others, brings them alongside to enjoy the pleasant work of loving God and others.
I am immediately reminded of the parable of the Great Banquet in Luke chapter 14. When a man had a banquet, all of his guests gave excuses for why they could not make it, so he sent his servants to tell any who would come to enjoy the feast.
Let this remind us that the ultimate wisdom points to Christ, and ultimately it is wise and loving to share Christ with all who will listen.
For all will be present in some form at the marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19), whether as the invited guests or those who are slain and feasted upon by the birds of the air.
Those of us who respond to Wisdom’s call feast on the fruit of righteousness, while those who reject the call are ultimately made the feast.
“To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man. -Proverbs 8:4, ESV
The call of wisdom is available to all – young and old, male and female.
This verse should serve as a reminder that God expects us to not only respond to the call, but to do all we can to help others hear it, too.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children
You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Especially when they are young.
But something to remember is that, in God’s eyes, we are all children.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 1:4