Normally I’d have you start by reading a specific passage of scripture, but for this devotion we’re going to go in a different direction. I want you to start by watching the short video below, which is a reading of Proverbs 1:20-33.
So I read through this passage, and I’m left with one question. What is wisdom doing? There’s an awful lot of mocking and laughing going on, and Wisdom comes from God so it feels like God is mocking us and laughing at us. On the one hand, you have wisdom, and what’s the smart thing to do. In ancient times wisdom was called Sophia which was Greek for Wisdom, and which is based on a much older tradition of wisdom literature of which the book of Proverbs is a part. So we have Sophia on one side, and she is trying to make herself known, but no one is listening, or if they’re listening, then they’re disregarding what it is that she is saying. Continue reading What is Wisdom Doing?