Lady Wisdom Speaks! Proverbs 1:20-33
There are many sermons in Scripture; the one found in Proverbs 1:20-33 is preached by Lady Wisdom. We are reminded to not read Proverbs in a â€śmoralisticâ€ť mannerâ€¦to do so makes a mockery of the sacrifice Jesus made!
Lady Wisdom opens and closes (22, 32-33) her sermon by looking at types of sinners: the simple, the fool and the scoffer (the latter is a type of fool). Voddie gives us numerous Proverbs throughout the book describing each of these sinners.
Lady Wisdomâ€™s goal is to persuade the simple man, one who doesnâ€™t know any better, to heed and obey her instruction.
â€śRepent!â€ť she cries out! The one who repents will get to know Lady Wisdom (23)â€¦and we see the call to repent is a message from the prophets, from Jesus as well as the apostles! Godâ€™s kindnessâ€”His loveâ€”allows us to see our sin and to repent.
Why repent? Judgement is coming! (24-28) All men will get what they wantâ€”the fruit of their ways (29-31). Romans 1 echoes this truth.
The end of the matter (32-33)? Either one will listen to the Wisdom of Christ or will turn away to Dame Folly. Those who listen will be able to live without fearâ€¦though harm WILL come their way, Christâ€™s presence will carry them through! Those who turn away from Christ will suffer harmâ€”wrath will be their
Voddie Baucham wears many hats. He is a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker and church planter. He currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX. He has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical...