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verses 1-4: “Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand; Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out: “To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.”

Remember the old cartoon or comedy skits with “the wise man of the mountain” or “the wise guru”? The scene sets up with some weary truth-seeker climbing the highest mountain where lives the wise man. When the weary traveler finally reaches the serene wise man to ask his question, the guru would answer with some response that was 1. funny (it was comedy, of course) 2. sometimes sarcastic or 3. common sense (well, duh!)

While God does have a sense of humor, He doesn’t treat an earnest seeker of knowledge like that. In fact, by Solomon’s words here, wisdom actually calls out and is present in the heavily-trafficked areas of life, exhorting those to listen. Wisdom is not something so remote and hidden that we have to climb the highest peak to find it. It’s as close to us…as a prayer to God. So take off the mountain-climbing gear and get on your prayer knees today!

Have a blessed day!

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