The internet is full of quick resources and self-help advice amidst times of calm and times of crisis. You can find help on literally anything on the go anytime, anywhere. But how much of it is true and actually helpful and how much of it is just click-bait and sensationalism. Thankfully, we have a book that has stood the test of time. King Solomon, the wisest man to have ever lived (excluding Jesus fully-man of course). Solomon, Son of David, when asked by God he can have anything he wants, Solomon responded “Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (2 Chronicles 1:10). It is through this godly wisdom that we have the book of Proverbs today! Today we focus on Proverbs 9 – Legos.
Let’s journey through Proverbs!
Invitations of Wisdom and Folly
Wisdom has built her house;
she has set up its seven pillars.
2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;
she has also set her table.
3 She has sent out her servants, and she calls
from the highest point of the city,
4 “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
To those who have no sense she says,
5 “Come, eat my food
and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Leave your simple ways and you will live;
walk in the way of insight.”
7 Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults;
whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
8 Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you;
rebuke the wise and they will love you.
9 Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;
teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 For through wisdom your days will be many,
and years will be added to your life.
12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you;
if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.
13 Folly is an unruly woman;
she is simple and knows nothing.
14 She sits at the door of her house,
on a seat at the highest point of the city,
15 calling out to those who pass by,
who go straight on their way,
16 “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
To those who have no sense she says,
17 “Stolen water is sweet;
food eaten in secret is delicious!”
18 But little do they know that the dead are there,
that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.
Stepping on Legos
Why does it hurt so much? It all has to do with the material these stacking block toys are made out of, according to scientists. It’s called ABS plastic and it’s a combo of three different types of materials that make them strong, resistant, and shiny. All of these characteristics combined means those blocks are small, but mighty, and don’t give way under pressure.
Because of this, the pressure of your weight ends up cramming the brick up into your foot — and since this is such a soft area (with a ton of sensory receptors), that’s not a good combination.
I am always amazed how meticulous most Lego models and building can be. Start the building phase. Lay everything out in a specific area so you know exactly what you have in front of you, and to make sure you are not missing anything. Laying it all out first teaches you it is easier to build the project. If you don’t follow the directions, the death star would be a complete mess.
How are you building Godly Wisdom?
As you read through Proverbs 9 today, I want you to think about how you are building Godly wisdom in your life right now. How would you define wisdom, and what do you think are the things God is asking you to build into your life right now? If you were to receive a Godly wisdom Lego set, what would it look like?
- Would you build it with honesty?
- Will you build it with humility?
- How much joy you build it with?
Write down 7 attributes of wisdom you want your life to have as a foundation.