is it a crying shame that many are not hearing Wisdom Crying Out?
1: calling for notice
- a crying need
- The child began to cry after she dropped her ice-cream cone.
- (Source Merriam Webster)
Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? (Proverb 8:1)
Doth not wisdom cry? – Here wisdom is again personified; but the prosopopoeia is carried on to a greater length than before, and with much more variety. It is represented in this chapter in a twofold point of view:
- Wisdom, the power of judging rightly, implying the knowledge of Divine and human things.
- As an attribute of God, particularly displayed in the various and astonishing works of creation.
Nor has it any other meaning in this whole chapter, whatever some of the fathers may have dreamed, who find allegorical meanings every where. The wise man seems as if suddenly awakened from the distressful contemplation which he had before him, – of the ruin of young persons in both worlds by means of debauchery, – by the voice of wisdom, who has lifted up her voice in the most public places, where was the greatest concourse of the people, to warn the yet unsnared, that they might avoid the way of seduction and sin; and cause those who love her to inherit substance, and to have their treasuries filled with durable riches.( Source HERE)
What’s My Point
Chapter Eight of Proverbs has been titled, The Excellence of Wisdom. Yet, few of today’s youth are even aware of how they can benefit in life by understanding Proverbial Wisdom
Every new generation wanders in “distressful contemplation.” Some become “ensnared by debauchery” and never understand how Wisdom is crying out to them to give guidance on how to avoid the “way of seduction in their lives.”
In other words, they may never come to understand the inheritance of substance that can lead them to the durable treasures in life.
All that is needed is for someone to guide them to hear Wisdom’s Crying out to them. Ask God, as King Solomon did in his youth.
Proverbs 8:17 “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”
In My Opinion
It is a crying shame that our youth may never become aware, or hear the crying out of Wisdom in their lives.
Instead, many in youth, will only hear a crying out of debauchery in the public streets located mainly in Hollywood, California.
If interested, read the following Source and decide if you agree that youth would benefit from understanding the excellence contained in proverbial wisdom.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Additional Source HERE