Book: Proverbs 1
“I called you so often, but you wouldn’t come. I reached out to you, but you paid no attention. You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I offered. So I will laugh when you are in trouble…”
You have heard the saying, “Some people have to learn the hard way” referring to those who do not listen to sound advice but rather believe they can do it on their own. They think they know best. This proverb is encouraging you and me to listen to sound judgment and not reject God by rejecting His wisdom.
There are three types of people: 1) Those who do not seek out wisdom from God and have to learn the hard way, 2) Those who when they face troubles come running to God for help and then leave once it is resolved, 3) and then there are those who seek to live in God’s wisdom and Kingdom constantly living out what they have learned. This third group is what God had intended for all from the beginning. We see God created an incredible place for Adam and Eve to live, the Garden of Eden. It was a place where all the animals were at peace with each other, there was plenty of incredible tasting food, and God himself said, “This is good”. Adam was given the responsibility to tend and watch over the garden by God. But he was also told, or given wisdom by God, “you may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden – except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.” Adam and Eve went against God’s wisdom with devastating results. The results have carried on through history.
By seeking God’s Kingdom daily (Matthew 6:33), and reading His wisdom daily, you will be a person who walks with God constantly rather than a person who runs to and from God like a yo-yo having to learn the hard way.