Proverb for the Day 9:5-6 — A Fine Meal, Indeed!

“Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and you will live, walk in the way of insight.”

Once again, God’s Wisdom is personified as a Lady and she is the focus of the first half of this chapter. These two verses are her words specifically directed to “the simple” and “those who have no sense” (:4).

She has invited them to a special banquet (:2) at her house (:1). Here she said, “Come, eat…drink” of what she had prepared for them. In doing so, she also invites them to “leave your simple ways” and “walk in the way of insight.”

Wisdom has the resources to provide for us and help us through life. God’s Wisdom will help us with our physical needs – like food and shelter here.

But, what Wisdom really offers in these verses is the chance to change as a person – on the inside. “The simple” and “those who have no sense” can change if they want to.

They can choose to “leave their simple ways and live” and start “walking in the way of insight.” 

Because Wisdom is the ability to “see life from God’s point of view,” She really can make a difference in our lives. Wisdom enables us to see things differently, think differently, feel differently and act differently.

And that changes everything!