Devotionals: The Streets are Calling, but so is Wisdom (Do you hear it?)

Proverbs 1:20 -23 20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square;21 on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech: 22“How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? 23 Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings.

Have you ever been walking or driving somewhere and heard a voice in your mind say, “Don’t go that way”, or “Turnaround”? Or have you ever been excited to hang out with friends and go to an event, to find at the last minute, something doesn’t feel, right?  That’s wisdom. 

Once upon a time, a co-worker invited me out to celebrate a family member’s birthday. We had been talking about it all week and as plenty of women do, I spent my week, planning out my outfit, deciding how I would wear my hair and accessories. Then the night before going out, I had a dream. 


In the dream, my colleague and I were driving on a road that suddenly became a dead end. By the time we got to the end of the road, it was too late to stop the breaks and at the end of the road, the car fell into a sea of water. As the car sunk into the water, we struggled to take off our seatbelts so we wouldn’t drown. When I awoke from the dream, I was terrified. 


Later that day as I went to work, I felt strange. My colleague smiled and blushed as we spoke, her parents had agreed to babysit and she was ready for the day to end. “How could I bail out now?” I asked myself. We had been talking about going out all week. Throughout the day I tried to shrug the dream off, and by the end of my shift, I prepared to go out.

As my colleague and I met up, we discussed the plans for the night. After the outing, she would pick up her kids from her parent’s house and then bring me home. Once out, we were enjoying ourselves and having a good time, until my colleague could no longer keep it together as she had gotten very drunk. Her family members told her to go home (perhaps this was something she experienced often), and she couldn’t drive so I offered to drive her home. As soon as we left the party, it started raining. I ended up driving in the rain without my prescription glasses, the car almost on E, and an intoxicated friend who could barely sit up. I prayed the entire way to her parent’s house as I drove to pick up her children and then brought her home. From her house, I ended up taking an Uber home and had left my phone in the Uber. As I reflect on that night, I must say “That was one heck of a night”. If I had just listened to my inner voice and stayed home, the situation would have been different. 

 Proverbs 1: 20 saysOut in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square. Today, it is important that we listen to the inner voice inside of us and listen to wisdom as it can truly save our life. I challenge you to read the book of Proverbs (31 chapters, perhaps one chapter a day if you can), as it is all about the importance of having wisdom. May we apply it and answer it when it knocks on the door of our hearts.


Be Encouraged,