“Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares. She cries out in the chief concourses, At the openings of the gates in the city She speaks her words: “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge. Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord, They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies. For the turning away of the simple will slay them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them; But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, And will be secure, without fear of evil.” Proverbs 1:20-33 –
This is one of my favorite Bible passages. It can’t get any more clear than that… read one more time, but now pay close attention.
Wisdom is calling everyone, it doesn’t show partiality with people, on the contrary, she’s crying out in public places, even in the “busy corners”!
How many times do people complain that they never had a chance, that their parents were absent, that they never had the financial conditions, that they didn’t learn this or that… I was one of them. I remember complaining about not having had a friend who would give me advice regarding marriage and therefore I suffered what I did in mine. Interestingly, I never asked any of them at the time to help me… I wanted them to guess what I needed. And isn’t that what many children do? They complain about their parents but never had the decency to tell them what they needed them.
In the absence of wisdom, as (please excuse the expression but I will be rude to wake you up) naive women, who speak without making any sense.
Contrary to what most people think, wisdom is not acquired is schools, courses, collages, careers, books, friendships, websites, news, etc. In these places and through these means, you may even get some more intelligence, but intelligence without wisdom is like a pool without water. If you have a pool and tell others about it, but if you can’t use it because it has no water, you use it to make barbecue so that it doesn’t go to waste… the same happens with intelligence, that as much as it is important and necessary, without wisdom, it is not used properly.
What is the point in being so smart and failing to maintain a relationship? What is the point in being so smart and you can’t support yourself?
“How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?”
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