Proverbs 1:20, 21, 23 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:. . . If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.
We all know that there are many voices that cry out to us, but one of those voices crying out is indeed the voice of wisdom. God delights to make His wisdom known to us. In Jeremiah 33:3, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Prayer is not only talking to God; it is also listening to God. Prayer is a two-way communication.
In Revelation 2 and 3, at the end of each message to each of the churches addressed there, the admonition is given, "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." So God is speaking. Are we listening? To what or whom is our ear attuned? If we choose to ignore the voice of wisdom, it becomes more and more dull to us but if we continually listen and hear, it becomes more and more clear.
James gives us some great advice: If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt. . . There are no stupid questions to God. . . He answers all with grace. But He doesn't just want us to hear the answer; His word is life-giving when applied. James again says, Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." Enter into the fruitfulness of God's wisdom by applying it. One very sad thing about Solomon, the wise King--he didn't always apply it; he was led astray by all his wayward wives. Let's not be led astray but rather follow after wisdom. Contrary to what some have said, those who hear God do not have a mental problem; they are tapping into the very wisdom of the universe.
What is God saying to you today?