Proverb for the Day 9:3 — Come On In, The Water’s Fine!

She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city

Frequently mentioned in Proverbs, here God’s wisdom is personified as a woman. This chapter discusses Lady Wisdom who has built a nice house (:1) and prepared a good meal (:2).

In our verse, it’s time to eat and “she has sent out her servants” to invite the guests. At her house, Lady Wisdom has everything anyone might need – and that including enough servants to handle anything that needs to be done.

Yet she also goes to “the highest point of the city” – where most of the city could see and hear her – and extends the invitation herself. Wisdom puts her offer out there for any and all to hear.

This little verse is not very profound, but is part of a longer narrative about Lady Wisdom (:1-6). It suggests that Wisdom is willing to share with those who are in need – and willing to say so (:4-5) – all the abundant resources she has at her disposal in her house.

Our definition of Wisdom is “seeing life from God’s point of view.” It would be so beneficial for many of us if we could just get comfortable with hanging out around Lady Wisdom – because God’s Wisdom really does offer to all of us anything we need.

Our verse makes it clear, I don’t have to go to college for years or sit in church every day to get wisdom – although neither would hurt! I just have to admit that I’m in need and accept God’s daily offer to me!