Proverbs 1: King James Bible
I will Pour out my Spirit – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter one, Verses 20-23
20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: 21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses
The Father, the Creator of all the universe, loves his creation so much that he sent his only begotten Son to die in our stead because of what we deserve. Then he goes even farther out of his way, pouring his Holy Spirit into the world, desperately trying to get people’s attention and plead for their repentance (turn ye).
What’s it going to take for mankind to realize that the wisdom of man is foolishness in the eyes of the Lord? Knowing that worldly wisdom merely caters to either the flesh, sin, or both, he’s eagerly made his own wisdom available for our benefit.
Especially in today’s world, more than ever, we have access to his wisdom all around us. We are truly without excuse, as it touches on access to the wisdom of God. Just think about it for a moment… How many different methods are available to read the Word of God?
God’s not our problem, he’s done so much more for us than we could ever deserve. it’s on us to stop and listen. It’s our part to play, turning at his reproof, and receiving all that he’s got waiting for us should we choose him over all of the noise of this world.
Related New Testament Scripture
Matthew 12: King James Bible
42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
Romans 11: King James Bible
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
1 Corinthians 1: King James Bible
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
Pour out your Spirit – Prayer
If ever we become one of those who just passes by, not taking any notice of the Holy Ghost’s reproof, we ask Lord, that you cause for us to hear clearly over the troubles and noise that this world uses to drown you out. Open the ears and eyes of our hearts to be quickened by the sound of your voice, leading us into all truth, opening our understanding, bringing us ever closer to you. Pour out your Spirit unto us Lord, in Jesus name.
Have you ever been that person that just breezed right on by Wisdom’s call? Either knowingly or unknowingly?
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve done both in my lifetime. Unknowingly, meaning ignorantly, but also knowingly, due to being too stiff-necked to turn and listen to true wisdom, when I’ve felt that I “knew better.”
There’s only one cure for spiritual stiff-neckedness, and that to be broken beyond repair (Proverbs 29:1). I’ve been there too, and I’d advise that you not allow yourself to get to that point. Because when the Lord has to take a measure to break that stiff neck of yours, you’re then free to look around and see the wake of damage you’ve caused.
The good side is, from there forward through the power of the Holy Ghost, you can move toward cleaning up the mess that was left behind during the times that you missed God.
When God said,”I will Pour out my Spirit unto you,” he meant it, did it, and will do it, when we stop to receive him.