Proverbs 9:1-6 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”
Do you read your Bible every day? Do you think of your time in the Word as if you are seated at a table eating warm buttered bread, and drinking a large glass of wine in a room filled with the bustle of people, and instruction coming from a wise woman behind a podium? This probably has not crossed your mind to picture your morning devotions this way, but it is how Proverbs chapter 9 pictures it. The woman teaching from the front is named “Wisdom”. She sends out young women into the streets to call foolish men and women to a feast of insight. Those willing to leave their simply ways come into a large house filled with folks eating, drinking, and soaking in instruction. What a sweet picture. How much more delightful does it sound to come into this type of setting as you open the Scriptures today.
“Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”