Margin notes for 3/25/2KX

” Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”” (Proverbs 9:1-6, ESV)

5. Pillar #5 – PROCLAMATION. So far we’ve seen four of Wisdom’s pillars, or mainstays if you will. Proof, Preparation, Provision & Propriety. “Wisdom is justified” or “vindicated” (KJV) “by all her children.” She proves to be wise by what she produces. Wisdom Prepares for her work, Provides what is necessary to accomplish it and fits it with Propriety to do what it is supposed to do. And as we see here, Wisdom is not silent. It announces what its intentions are. Only a fool would prepare a banquet, and then expect the guests to just stumble in. But isn’t that what passes for evangelism sometimes? Isn’t that what happens when the Church just expects people to walk in off the street – just panting to be saved? After all, God is sovereign right? Right. And our sovereign God plans and uses means. So ought we. Should we be surprised that the World knows so little of that the Gospel really is, when we’ve failed to be good proclaimers of it? Oh that we might saturate our society with the message of the atoning, substitutionary death of Jesus Christ at Calvary for human sin. To let the World know that God calls them all to the privilege and duty of believing and being saved. As His Ambassadors – we must make His message of forgiveness and reconciliation known, on what terms it can be had, and what the alternative is if it is ignored. Wisdom is engaged in PROCLAIMING its message. Making it known, urgent, clear and impossible to ignore.

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