Proverbs 9 – June 9

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Proverbs 9
Author: Matthew Killough

There are times in life when two voices sound remarkably similar. Decisions are made between choices that seem to have few discernible differences. “What does it matter?” often seems to be the final deciding factor. Of course, as we grow older, we understand that this is not true. Choices do matter. The advice you listen to when making choices matters even more.

As Proverbs 9 brings the section of “Instructions for my Son” to a close, the writer makes another attempt at reminding his son: Wisdom and Folly both call; which will you follow? Both Wisdom and Folly sit at high points calling out: “Let all who are simple come to my house!” Both offer a feast. One feast leads to death. One feast leads to life.

Decisions that lead to life naturally come from the Creator of life. The wise recognize his voice. They know their choices matter. Fools say, “What does it matter?” and make decisions that lead to death.