The blessing and nature of Wisdom is the theme of the eighth Proverb. And beginning at (v.22) many interpreters say the Lord Jesus Christ is focused upon as Wisdom personified. He is called the Wisdom of God in the New Testament and this powerful Proverb exalts God’s Wisdom and His precious Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Although the Scofield Reference Bible says the first seven Proverbs were written specifically to Solomon’s sons, the evidence shows that his focus continues in this Psalm and he also utilizes “My son” seven times in later Proverbs. That Solomon was addressing his sons in this Proverb is confirmed in his concluding remarks: “Now therefore, hearken unto me, O ye children/male offspring: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not.” (v.32, 33)
Solomon’s continued concern for his sons is evident in the emphatic language within this last appeal which includes four imperative commands underlined above. But, attention/application for us, Drivers, begins at the very first verse: “Does not wisdom cry? And understanding put forth her voice? She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She cries at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.”(v.1-3)
This powerful introduction from Solomon underlines the fact that God’s wisdom is available in all places for His Kingdom is open to each of us who have His Holy Spirit dwelling within us. He is speaking continually to all those who are connected to the Vine when they are abiding in Jesus, the feed/communication from the LORD is unending, regardless of where we are for He can use the events, voices and any type of directions to His chosen that He desires to use!
Solomon experienced this great Spiritual phenomenon over 3,000 years ago even though he did not have the full Revelation that we as 21st century Believers possess in Christ. Solomon knew that the LORD was able to continue to communicate with him regardless, as long as he simply remained obedient and listened for the Voice of the LORD
The rest of this marvelous Proverb hinges upon this miraculous Truth for not one of His children are any less than the other, we all have this magnificent opportunity of communing with the Lord of Glory 24-7 if we stay pure before the Altar which is the Cross of Jesus Christ: “We have an Altar whereof they that serve the tabernacle have not right to eat”.(Hebrews 13:10). Those who served the tabernacle were the priests who continued in the Law of Moses at the Temple, but those of us who serve Christ can freely come to His Cross and receive the blessing of entering the Holy of Holies where the Lord Jesus appears continually for us as He intercedes on our behalf. (Hebrews 7:25)
The Holy Spirit continually appeals to the Believer to kneel before the Cross gaining access to the very Kingdom of God as He leads and directs our steps when we remain obedient to His Words. He cries out from the “Top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She cries at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.” This is Solomon’s way of saying: You can hear the voice of the King everywhere you go, His Kingdom is operating 24-7.
Notice his commands to “Understand…be ye of an understanding heart. Hear…hearken unto me…hear instruction and be wise, refuse it notliterally begging his sons to listen for the voice of the LORD as they go through life, staying in touch with Him for He is continually speaking, His voice can be heard by those who choose to obey and “Abide in Him”.
Today we know that The King of kings and Lord of lords is God Himself in the Person of our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. In that day, Solomon received his great wisdom from the LORD and he now was exhorting his sons to believe and experience this great Truth as they obeyed him, listening for the voice of God in every place they went. Now, we have the Holy Spirit, we have the revealed Truth concerning His ministry to us in the New Testament and therefore we must utilize the blessing of hearing and following His lead as we go forth to win “Souls for Jesus” in our every-day life.
God is willing and wanting to fill us with His Holy Spirit: “How much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?” (Luke 11:13) And, although this great Proverb unfolds much additional Truth concerning the Wisdom of God, the message for today, Drivers, is listen to Him as He guides and directs every place you go!
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