THE CALL OF WISDOM

BECAUSE THEY DID NOT CHOOSE THE FEAR OF THE LORD…

Proverbs 1:20-33 NKJV
Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares.

[21] She cries out in the chief concourses, At the openings of the gates in the city She speaks her words:

[22] “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge.

[23] Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.

[24] Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded,

[25] Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke,

[26] I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes,

[27] When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.

[28] “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.

[29] Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD,

[30] They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke.

[31] Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies.

[32] For the turning away of the simple will slay them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them;

[33] But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, And will be secure, without fear of evil.”

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