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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS


PROVERBS 1:20-21

20Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,she raises her voice in the public square;21on top of the wall she cries out,at the city gate she makes her speech.

1: 20   The picture of wisdom calling aloud in the streets is personification a literary device used to make wisdom come alive for us, speaking and acting as if it were a real person. Wisdom is not a separate being; it is the mind of God revealed. One way to see wisdom in action is to read the stories about Jesus in the Gospels, the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. When Jesus, the Son of God, lived a human life on earth, he lived it perfectly. He is the perfect model for what wisdom in action looks like. So to understand how to become wise, we should listen to wisdom calling and instructing us in the book of Proverbs and study wisdom in action in the life of Jesus. For a New Testament call to wisdom, see James 1: 5.

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS so that you might be a model for others of wisdom and knowledge. by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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