Proverbs presents Christ, but it also presents our works in the sight of God. This Wisdom Book is an earthly book. It shatters the nice and politically correct discourse so prevalent in our culture. Proverbs makes us all human again. It brings us to the day to day struggles; from the ivory towers to diaper changing to the sweat of our brows. The type of discourse that typically offends our more “refined” sensitivities is the type of language the Bible loves to address. Proverbs is a shocking, adventurous journey into exploring our own natures and realizing that we are never mature enough; that growing and following the steps of our Lord is the way to wisdom. If you want a view of sex, wealth and wisdom the Bible will provide that for you, and once you grow up into the language of the Bible then you learn to judge everything else by it. What standard is going to shape the way you think about life? As we prepare for worship this morning, consider that God has spoken, and He is not silent. Consider that living in wisdom is not an easy path, but it is the righteous path. Let us prepare our hearts and enter into his gates with praise!
God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you, and voices to sing your praise. Fill us with your Spirit, that we may celebrate your glory and worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.