Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars. (Proverbs 9:1)
Have you ever felt that you are being pulled into diferent directions at the same time? I have been living this way for the past few weeks feeling like I am on a roller coaster and God has given me insight into exactly what is happening.
Proverbs chapter nine, teaches us about wisdom and folly. Wisdom is strong, reliable, appealing to the intellect and capable of making sound decisions. Folly is carefree, fickle, appealing to the senses and throws caution to the wind.
Wisdom calls to the simple to leave their ways, to come and draw insight and live well, while folly beckons the simple to indulge and search for sweet, delicious secrets.
Thus the struggle between your mind instructing you to pause, set up a plan of action based on a strategy with informative facts and all your senses pulling you to go here, do this, run there, do that, take the plunge, go ahead get wet, dont get left behind.
Luckily for me, I decided to get off the roller coaster and search for divine direction. No matter what is going on in our lives we must remember that we are not in control. The world of folly is going to distract us and lure us off track but the Holy Spirit’s wisdom will continue to speak to you and let you know that there is a way that is better. That is, if you have the Holy Spirit as your helper.
I wonder how the many people living aimlessly in this world apart from God, not in relationship with Jesus Christ and without the Holy Spirit ever get off the roller coaster without crashing and burning.
Proverbs chapter nine teaches us that wisdom leads to life and folly leads to death. Living a life without Jesus as your Lord and Savior will surely lead to death. “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John14:6). “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) This seems wise to me.
So folly leads to death……well, luckily for me again, I believe in Jesus Christ, so I have eternal life, but folly doesn’t give up trying to make me crash and burn. Folly may take you for a ride from time to time, but wisdom beckons you to come, dine with me (feast on the word of God) and live well.
Once you re-group, get your priorities in order, understand the things that are important and focus on the truth of life, the road smooths out, the bumps disappear and all is well once again.
Do you need to jump off the ride and spend some time with Wisdom? Proverbs chapter nine may be a good place to start.