Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: – Proverbs 1:20
Try to picture the desperate concern of Wisdom. Read the next few verses. Here the pleading in Wisdom’s voice as she cries out: “If you respond to my warning, then I will pour out my spirit on you and teach you my words” (Proverbs 1:23 CSB).
Then read of the sorrow and disappointment as Wisdom bemoans the lack of attention to her offer.
“Since I called out and you refused, extended my hand and no one paid attention, since you neglected all my counsel and did not accept my correction, I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when trouble and stress overcome you.” – Proverbs 1:24-27 CSB
Then stop and ponder (meditate upon) the dreadful finality of verse 28: “Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me…”
Tragic. Just tragic! Wisdom calls, yet few answer.
But then stop and consider this greater truth: Wisdom has a name, and His name is Jesus.
…Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 1:24
And Jesus has done his share of crying (both calling out and shedding tears).
“…[He] beheld the city, and wept over it…” (Luke 19:41).
“Jesus wept” (John 11:35).
Please don’t mock the things of God. Please listen to Wisdom. Don’t be like those in verse 28!
Wisdom is crying out in the street right now, tears flowing. Are you listening?