Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy
Welcome to Day 251 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
Proverbs 8:6-16 - Wisdom Calls for a Hearing #2
Thank you for joining us for our 7 days a week, 7 minutes of wisdom podcast. This is Day 251 of our Trek, and today we continue to remain at camp as we search for the nuggets of wisdom found in the book of Proverbs. Yesterday we explored Chapter 8:1-5 the woman Wisdom is calling everyone together for an important hearing to present her case in a legal proceeding before the city gates. We learned yesterday that the city gates were similar to our courtrooms today, where all legal matters were presented and decided. Since each day’s Trek builds on the previous ones, if you miss any of our Wisdom-Trek episodes, please go to Wisdom-Trek.com to listen to them and read the daily journal.
We are recording our podcast from our studio at ‘Home2’ in Charlotte, NC. Within our heavy work schedule, we are carving some time out for our Wisdom-Trek projects. We will be releasing ‘Your Life Plan Blueprint and Wisdom-Trek Journal Volume 1 soon. Although it is taking longer than hoped, I want to keep mentioning it to hold us accountable to complete this phase of the task as soon as feasible.
Let’s move onto our trek and visualize today as we remain in camp sitting around the campfire watching the flames and listening crackling of the wood as it burns. Campfires are a great setting for telling and listening to stories. For our story today, let’s transport ourselves back to ancient Jerusalem during the reign of King Solomon. We are just outside of the gates of the city and we hear the proclamation from the lawyer called Wisdom. Let’s pay attention as she presents her case taken from Proverbs Chapter 8 which is titled:
Wisdom Calls for a Hearing
This is the second of Solomon’s three great poems. We all will do well to listen to what she has to say as she sets up her case in Chapter 8:6-11
6 Listen to me! For I have important things to tell you.
Everything I say is right,
7 for I speak the truth
and detest every kind of deception.
8 My advice is wholesome.
There is nothing devious or crooked in it.
9 My words are plain to anyone with understanding,
clear to those with knowledge.
10 Choose my instruction rather than silver,
and knowledge rather than pure gold.
11 For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies.
Nothing you desire can compare with it.
Let’s take a seat at the city gates of Jerusalem and the lawyer Wisdom begins her testimony. As a judge would instruct the jury or courtroom, starting in verse 6, we are instructed to listen to the woman called Wisdom for she has important things to tell us.
She lays out her case by informing us that everything she has to tell us is right and she speaks the truth. This is because she detest any kind of deception. Since her advice is wholesome, we can be sure that there is nothing deceitful or wrong with her testimony
To make sure that we fully understand she uses easy to understand language and not legalese. If we have a moral compass within us, her words will be clear.
God uses the Bible to teach us. The Bible is the Word of God. Psalms 19:7-8 tells us:
7 The instructions of the Lord are perfect,
reviving the soul.
The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The commandments of the Lord are right,
bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are clear,
giving insight for living.