Wisdom continues to be personified in chapter 9 as a woman calling out to those passing on the street. (verse 3) However, notice in today’s reading, that wisdom has a competitor. Folly is also calling out to all who would listen. Folly is loud and, as wisdom, seated at the highest point in the city. (verse 13-14) Herein lies our dilemma. To whom or what are we going to listen?
The Christian Band Casting Crowns has a song entitled The Voice of Truth. The chorus goes something like this:
But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says do not be afraid
The voice of truth says this is for my glory
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth.
I hope today finds us listening to the voice of truth.
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.