My scripture reading this morning led me to the visual of the beautiful tables where we all enjoy sitting and dining. All across the web you can learn how to entice your guest with your beautiful table. The world does the same. The enemy knows how to invite you to dine at his table.
Wisdom has built her spacious house with seven pillars. She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table. She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city. "Come home with me," she urges the simple. To those without good judgement, she says, "Come, eat my food, and drink, the wine I have mixed. Leave your foolish ways behind, and begin to live; learn how to be wise." Proverbs 9;1-5
As I look around me I wonder how many are sitting at the table of wisdom? Do they desire to seek wisdom? Do I desire wisdom?
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding. Proverbs 9:10
There are the instructions on how to seek wisdom. If I am not following the instruction manual, then I will be enticed to dine at the table of folly.
The woman named Folly is loud and brash. She is ignorant and doesn't even know it. (WOW, does that say tons?) She sits in her doorway on the heights overlooking the city. She calls out to men going by who are minding their own business, "Come home with me," she urges the simple. To those without good judgement, she says, "Stolen water is refreshing, food eaten in secret tastes the best!" But the men don't realize that her former guests are now in the grave. Proverbs 9:13-18
My desire is for more than a beautiful table with tasty food....my desire is for wisdom and not folly.