The Bible is God’s word, so naturally the depth of its mysteries can be intimidating. However, the beauty of God’s word is that it is also accessible by all. In fact, in some cases the truth is presented in such obvious fashion that it hits us over the head with what my friends affectionately refer to as the “Holy two-by-four.”
In essence this creates a “no excuses” situation. We aren’t expected to be perfect, but when we make a mistake or go astray, it isn’t like we weren’t warned. If anything, God’s wisdom has been actively pursuing us all along.
Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square ; At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings : “How long , O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded ? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge ?
Harsh but true. I’ve been guilty of being simple minded in the past. I’m sure I’ve scoffed when I shouldn’t have and acted foolishly. Yet still my Lord pursues me.
The point here is, there’s a lot of noise out there in the world that can confuse and confound us. But if we stop and listen for the voice of God, we’ll hear him calling out to us with clear instructions and wise counsel.