“Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? At the highest point along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; beside the gate leading into the city, at the entrance, she cries aloud: “To you, O people, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.” Proverbs 8:1-5
Anyone who doesn’t know Jesus is either a simpleton or a fool. I know that’s a shocking statement but I mean it. You cannot be wise without knowing Jesus. You have to know Jesus to be wise. My big idea is this… To know Jesus is to know wisdom. So if you want to be wise, if you want to walk through life making wise decisions, if you don’t want to be a fool or a simpleton, you need to know Christ Jesus.
The people who first heard the book of Proverbs were called to be in relationship with the Lord, with Yahweh. But we have the rest of the story. We’re called to be in a relationship with Jesus. It’s through being in a relationship with him that we become wise and grow in wisdom.
Have you seen, the 1985 classic movie, Clue? It’s based on the board game Clue. It stars Tim Curry as the butler and Christopher Lloyd as Professor Plumb. There’s a murder (Mr. Body dies) and characters go back and forth between rooms trying to figure out who did it and how they did it. By the end of the movie, I had no idea who did it. But that’s when Tim Curry the butler stops the story and explains how it happened, not once, but three different ways. When this movie was originally released there was a different ending depending on which movie theater you went to. But if you watch it on Amazon Prime you get to see all three.
We know the ending of our story. We know it’s all about Jesus and what he did on the cross.
Now as we read back through the Old Testament and books like Proverbs we can’t help but see clues of Jesus, clues of his coming, clues of his suffering, clues of his divinity, and clues of his sonship. Listen, to know Jesus is to know wisdom. Wisdom is calling us out, do we know Jesus? Don’t let a board game like Clue determine the destiny of your life.
To know Jesus is to know wisdom.
Pray for your heart to be strengthened today in the wisdom of God. Pray for a bold relationship in Jesus. Pray for NewLife gathering this morning.