Proverbs 9:1-6 (The Message)
1 -6 Lady Wisdom has built and furnished her home; it's supported by seven hewn timbers. The banquet meal is ready to be served: lamb roasted, wine poured out, table set with silver and flowers. Having dismissed her serving maids, Lady Wisdom goes to town, stands in a prominent place, and invites everyone within sound of her voice: "Are you confused about life, don't know what's going on? Come with me, oh come, have dinner with me! I've prepared a wonderful spread—fresh-baked bread, roast lamb, carefully selected wines. Leave your impoverished confusion and live! Walk up the street to a life with meaning."
Wisdom is very magnificent and very generous. She has prepared for those who will come to her. She offers an invitation and waits for them to accept her wonderful treat.
God’s word is the start of our wisdom. Contained in the scriptures are lessons for life. The verses show the rewards of a life dedicated to God and they also show a life of those who fall away from God. Christ should be included as a part of gaining wisdom, as He is the true bread of life. In John 6:35 Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” Jesus is also the wine, the blood which covered our sins. Wisdom accepts Christ, folly rejects Him. In Matthew 21:42 Jesus asked them, “Didn’t you ever read this in the Scriptures? ‘The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is wonderful to see.’ The cornerstone is the strong foundation of the building. Rejecting a strong foundation does not show wisdom, but God through His grace revealed Him to all for everyone to gain wisdom, grace and mercy. Have you accepted God’s wisdom? Pray God would lead you in a life of wise decisions. Ask Christ to be there guiding you every step of the way. Depend on His strength as the cornerstone of your life.