Proverbs 1:22-23 (ESV)

22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?

How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing

and fools hate knowledge?

23 If you turn at my reproof,

behold, I will pour out my spirit to you;

I will make my words known to you.

In an almost exhausted fashion, wisdom again cries out, “How long?!” How much longer until the simple are done being naïve? Living without wisdom is acceptable for the very young, but not for those who have passed out of childhood. Yet many still love the fleeting pleasures of sin and refuse to repent from gross disobedience. So wisdom makes her appeal one more time, saying, “turn at my reproof.” If one repents, then wisdom will respond. But remember, the opportunity will not always be available. When those who scoff at knowledge continue to spurn her plea, they will eventually be given over to their hard hearts. Sadly, in our culture, parents want to be like their kids, rather than the other way around. In what area are you living immaturely, like a child, whose primary concern is the gratification of selfish desires? Put an end to this silly thinking today! Those who are women should behave like women. Embrace discipline, grow up, and be someone others will look up to rather than down at.

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