Monday, March 5, 2012

Wisdom

This universal Voice of God was by the ancient Hebrews often called Wisdom, and was said to be everywhere sounding and searching throughout the earth, seeking some response from the sons of men.  The eighth chapter of Proverbs begins, “Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?”  The writer then pictures wisdom as a beautiful woman standing “in the top of the high places, by the way in the places of the paths.”  She sounds her voice from every quarter so that no one may miss hearing it.  “Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of men” (v. 4).  Then she pleads for the simple and the foolish to give ear to her words.  It is spiritual response for which this Wisdom of God is pleading, a response which she has always sought and is but rarely able to secure.  The tragedy is that our eternal welfare depends upon our hearing, and we have trained our ears not to hear.
A. W. Tozer
The Pursuit of God 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's good to be reminded to listen... We all talk so much.
It's good to remember to sometimes just be still and
listen to the word of God. RCS

Susie Shaw said...

so true RCS. (o;
stillness & solitude seem to be where He speaks.