Proverbs 1:23 – If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.
Wisdom is calling out and making an appeal to be heard in the markets and amidst the noise in the streets. When wisdom calls and there is correction, active response to turn/ repent and listen the Spirit will be poured out to that person. The Spirit will guide the person in wisdom to give discernment in understanding the word.
There is a response required to turn at reproof and gain knowledge. We have to be listening to the right voice to hear the call. The other option is to do nothing, not listen stay a fool and scoff. Humbling myself before God and submitting to Him, fearfully loving and respecting His ways are the first steps on the path to obtaining wisdom. This is so important that when Solomon was praying to God and God said to Solomon He would grant him anything, Solomon asked for wisdom from God! Repenting and turning to God, placing my faith and trust in Jesus gives the power of the Holy Spirit to me. The Spirit allows me to have a relationship with the Father by being in the word and prayer. The power of the Spirit gives me discernment to understand God’s word. Whereas people who don’t turn to God for wisdom can’t understand the word and never gain true knowledge. Verse 33 tells us when we listen to the Lord our dwelling place is secure.
Father, Thank you for your the truth in your word. Let me humbly fear you, repent of my sin and seek your wisdom for my life to know you and make you known.