One of my pleasures in the summer is to sit outside with a pipe, in the evening, and watch the lightning bugs. That’s something to be added to the listen of things that God thought of when He was creating the world, but which we never would have thought of, had we been creating it.
Proverbs 8 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible (others are 1 Corinthians 1, 1 Corinthians 13, Ephesians 6, Hebrews 11, Romans 7) and I felt a need for it this morning. Maybe you do, too. This chapter is the personification of God’s wisdom, speaking to us directly. Listen.
The spirit of this benighted age might well proclaim, Doth not folly cry? and idiocy put forth her voice? Maybe that’s why sometimes Proverbs 8 can move me to tears: I live in an era that personifies the exact opposite of every good thing named in this chapter of the Bible.
Never mind. Take a few minutes to be attentive to the voice of God’s wisdom, words spoken for our good: truth, and not lies. Amen.