Any Takers?

She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,
calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.
“Let all who are simple come in here!” she says to those who lack judgment.
Proverbs 9:14-16

Interesting imagery.

I suspect she gets few “takers” on that offer to increase wisdom. I say that because there seems to be very little wisdom in the way people operate these days. One of the primary reasons is that we like to do things on our own, without outside intervention, without acknowledgment that we need others. We certainly don’t need God. We’ve put Him in a box, kicked Him out of the schools and communities, then blame Him when natural disasters and tragic events occur. We often hear, “where was God when that happened?”

Before casting judgment at others, it’s often best to ask ourselves if we are doing the things we accuse others of doing? Have we removed Him from our homes, our prayers, the way we do things? Would He blush at our language, our choice of movies, our Monday through Saturday lives? Are we calling out for His intervention in our families, our communities, and the world?

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