Are You On Silent?

Even in a room full of people she will reply to a text or take a call.

Proverbs 8:1-36

Reference: “Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭8:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: I have a colleague who never turns their phone to silent. Whether we are in a small meeting or an all staff event, her phone can always be heard when she receives a message or a text.

I know this often happens with older people or those who are not as technically savvy, but this colleague does not fit into either of those categories. To begin with I just thought she forgot to put her phone on silent, but after the fourth meeting I realised there was no intention to silence the tones.

Not only does the sound go off, but she responds  to the phone. Even in a room full of people she will reply to a text or take a call.

Application: We live in an age now where we can allow ourselves to be contactable at all times. Our devices can call to us at any time of the day.

This is true with God’s wisdom as well.

In Proverbs, the writer speaks of wisdom calling out and being loud enough for all to hear. Now, when Proverbs was written there wasn’t quite the same understanding of technology and communication as we have now! But if there was I think the writer could have explained wisdom like a phone that is never on silent.

Wisdom is loud enough for all to hear, it’s just up to us as to whether we take note of what wisdom is saying. She calls out, she gives explanation and understanding, but the choice to respond is up to us.

Prayer: Lord, may I listen to Your wisdom and respond. Thank You for sharing Your understanding with us all. Amen.

What is God’s wisdom saying to you?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.