Don’t Despise Wisdom: Devotion for Sunday July 12, 2020


Devotion for Sunday July 12, 2020

Topic: Don’t Despise Wisdom 

Text: Proverbs 1:20 – 33                                 

Solomon, having showed how dangerous it is to hearken to the temptations of Satan, here declares how dangerous it is not to hearken to the calls of God. Jesus Christ himself is Wisdom. Three sorts of persons are here called by Him: 1. Simple ones (Proverbs 1:22). These are sinners, who take everything for granted. They are fond of their simple notions of good and evil, their simple prejudices against the ways of God, and flatter themselves in their wickedness.

2. Scorners (Proverbs 1:22). These are the proud, jovial people that make a jest of everything. They are also scoffers at religion that run down everything sacred and serious.  

3. Fools (Proverbs 1:22). Those are the worst of fools that hate to be taught, and have a rooted dislike to serious godliness. These are the people Solomon said wisdom is calling on to come.

Wisdom reproves three kinds of men, the foolish or simple who err out of ignorance, the mockers who cannot stand to be taught, and the fools who are drowned in worldly lusts and hate the knowledge of godliness. Do you belong to any of these groups? How much do crave for wisdom which is Christ?

We gain wisdom as we read and meditate daily on God’s word, as we hear preaching of the gospel, etc. Those who despise wisdom live at ease, and set sorrow at defiance; but their calamity will come. Do you still despise wisdom? Hearken diligently, and obey the Lord Jesus, that you may enjoy peace of conscience and confidence in God; be free from evil, in life, in death, and forever.

Food for Thought: Proverbs 22:28

Memory verse: Proverbs 1:31

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I not despise wisdom rather help me to always hearken to the voice of wisdom in Jesus name.

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