John 1:1, 4, 14 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind…14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we saw His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Throughout scripture we see the power of God’s Word to bring order to chaos and new life and possibilities out of barrenness. The Gospel of John picks up on the wisdom literature of the Bible in its depiction of Christ as the Word that became flesh and literally tabernacled among us.
The second half of Proverbs chapter one depicts wisdom as shouting in the streets, raising her voice amongst all the other voices in the public square. Solomon goes on to speak of the complacency of fools who do not choose to heed that voice and fear the Lord. For those who turn to wisdom’s voice and heed her rebuke, Solomon says wisdom will ‘pour out her spirit on you’ (Prov. 1:23). Solomon’s illustration of the wisdom of God crying out amongst all the other voices in culture reminds us of God’s promise through the prophets Ezekiel and Jeremiah who declared: ‘I will put My Spirit within you and bring it about that you walk in My statutes, and are careful and follow My ordinances’ (Ezek. 36:27). ‘I will put My law within them and write it on their heart; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people’ (Jer. 31:33).
Through Jesus Christ, the fullness of grace and truth has been revealed to all mankind. Could it be that while the Holy Spirit is trying to draw you in and fill you with the wisdom of God; you have become complacent and allowed the other loud voices of culture to keep you from His fullness?
Heavenly Father, my Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for your wisdom crying out to me through the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, spirit of truth, help me to walk in Christ’s ways with a sensitive heart heeding your rebukes. I pray it in Jesus’ name, Amen.