Where Does Wisdom Live?!
“Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily at my gates, waiting for me outside my home!” Proverbs 8:34 NLT
This chapter begins with Wisdom at the gates of the city calling out to anyone who will listen. It ends with an open invitation to wisdom’s home to hear from her daily. A few thoughts I picked up from this verse:
- Wisdom is a good hostess.
- Everyone is invited.
- There is something new to learn from her daily.
- Joy is the result of your visit.
So we know that visiting wisdom every day will result in our joy. We know the invitation will never be taken from us. So the question really is where does the wisdom live? How can we find her gates and where is her home beyond those gates? She invites you like you’ve been there before.
I love to have people over to my house and I’ve even created a shortcut on Google maps that I can send them just to make sure they know how to get here. But when people have already been to my house I do not worry about sending them my address or any tips on how to get here. I just invite them over, and anticipate a timely arrival.
Have you been to wisdoms home? Do you know how to get back there?? Job had this same question, “But do people know where to find wisdom? Where can they find understanding?”
As I sit here and think about those questions I believe the roadmap to wisdom is found in the Word. God invites us to read His Word daily! He created wisdom before anything else, wisdom was the architect at his side. It’s the Word that reveals to us her home:
“I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3