Yesterday we saw some of the consequences of rejecting Godly wisdom and going our own way. And today we will see the remaining consequences for rejecting Godly wisdom and more importantly what God promises to do for those who walk in his wisdom.
Verses 29-31 say this, “Because they hated knowledge, didn’t choose to fear the LORD, were not interested in my counsel and rejected all my correction, they will eat the fruit of their way and be glutted with their own schemes.” Those who reject Godly wisdom do so because they put no value in it and these people will eventually reap what they sow. Because they have continuously rejected God and his wisdom they have caused their hearts to become hardened towards God to the point where they feel satisfied by their own schemes, but this feeling of satisfaction is in reality empty and hollow because it is missing God.
And today’s passage ends with both a warning and a promise. Verses 32-33 say this, “For the apostasy of the inexperienced will kill them and the complacency of fools will destroy them. But whoever listens to me will live securely and be undisturbed by the dread of danger.” The first part of this passage is a warning. The Hebrew word for “apostasy” from God can be translated “unfaithfulness” or “rebellion”, and “complacency” is false sense of security in which some people trust. Both of which will lead to your spiritual destruction. And finally verse 33 contains the promise. The Hebrew word translated here as “securely” generally involves false security if the object of trust is not God. Lady wisdom provides true security because there is a close connection between wisdom and God. Which means if you are living your life tuned into the Holy Spirit and obeying his instructions, then you will live securely and be undisturbed by the dread of danger.
Tomorrow’s Bible Reading:
Genesis 16:1-18:15, Matthew 6:1-24, Psalm 7:1-17 and Proverbs 2:1-5