Proverbs 8:1-2 (NLT)
1 Listen as Wisdom calls out! Hear as understanding raises her voice! 2 On the hilltop along the road, she takes her stand at the crossroads.

The Hebrew word for wisdom in these verses means, skilled in war, wise in administration, shrewdness, prudence in religious affairs, wise of ethical and religious values. It is a word that shows belief towards God and His values. The proverb says WISDOM takes a stand where all paths cross. Wisdom is there calling out to those who will listen as they make their choices of the pathway they will choose to head down.

In the poem the ROAD LESS TRAVELED by Robert Frost he writes, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both, and be one traveler, long I stood, and looked down one as far as I could.” In life we all come to a place of decision. We stand at an intersection sometimes looking multiple directions at a time. But we must decide on one direction to take. We try to look as far ahead as we can, hoping for a glimmer of something to tell us which way to go. Some ways seem more appealing and more frequently traveled. Other ways may be safer, but more difficult to follow. As Robert Frost pointed out in his famous poem, “Yet, knowing how way leads onto way, I doubted if I should ever come back”. Sometimes there is no turning back once we have chosen a road to follow. The road may lead one way with no hope of return. Therefore we must choose wisely the way we will travel. We must listen to the reason of wisdom as Wisdom calls out at the intersection of life. Choose this way, Wisdom says. Follow me and I will lead you safely through the journey of life. Listen to God’s wisdom. Listen as His words speak out to you telling you which paths to follow. Give praise to God who leads us forward.