When it comes to living a life of wisdom, no one can use the excuse, “I didn’t know, I didn’t hear, I was left out of the loop.”
Wisdom isn’t a whisper in the distance; her voice booms in the present tense — from the street where you live — louder, even, than all surrounding noise.
Wisdom is there to be heard for those who will hear.
The problem is not that we are unable to hear what wisdom says. It’s that we are, too often, unwilling to do what wisdom would have us do. That’s what is holding us back.
Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square.
She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate:
“How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?
Come and listen to my counsel. I’ll share my heart with you and make you wise.” (Proverbs 1:20-23 NLT)