Proverbs 8

Proverbs 8:1-36

SUMMARYWisdom calls

OVERVIEWThose who hate wisdom love death. But those who seek wisdom find life and receive favor from God.

BIG IDEAFollow God and find life.

KEY VERSEProverb 8:34 (wisdom’s invitation)
Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily at my gates, waiting for me outside my home!

My wisdom is older than creation. It is trustworthy, timeless, and available to you. You are blessed when you listen to me. When you submit to me and follow my ways, you find life. When you don’t, you deal with sin’s consequences. Sin attractive—that’s why it lures people. But it can never provide what I offer. The fruit of wisdom is far more valuable than silver, gold, or rubies. Nothing you desire compares with it. My knowledge and offer of life are available to all. Receive it and share it with everyone you see. All are welcome. 

I speak truth. You never have to question my plan or desire for your life because it always has your best interest in mind and how you can make an eternal impact in the world. That’s what I want for you! I don’t want you to have temporary satisfaction that comes with a price. I want you to experience an authentic life that gets more and more full. I want you to have a life so complete you can’t help but share love and joy and serve others.

Think about a challenging or frustrating situation in your life. Have you taken the time to pray about it? Have you searched what the Bible says about it? Have you asked wise people about it? If yes, continue to wait on direction from God. If not, begin that process now.