Sixty Second Sermon: Noise

Walking down a major city street you’re bombarded with crowds, horns honking,  the incoherent clamor of hundreds of voices blended together.  Lights are everywhere.  Huge buildings shoot up to the sky all around like giants looking down on you.  You hear everything but you can’t hear anything really.  Not even your own thoughts.  Then faintly you think you hear someone.  

A woman.  In the sea of faces and voices.  You’re not sure.  She seemed to want to be heard.  Calling out to everyone.  Anyone.  Refusing to be drowned out.  Anyone?  Who is she?


“Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the cities she makes her speech”


That’s Proverbs 1 in the Bible.  Verses 20 and 21.  The woman’s name is wisdom.  Everyday she is calling out through the racket of life.  One among the many other voices.  Many others.  All like waves lapping over her voice trying to submerge her.  All vying for your attention.  But she’s there.  Listen for her.  Seek her.  Mute every other sound and concentrate on her words.  If you do she will take care of you (v33).  Don’t and she will laugh (v26).  
Take-away:  Do not let life’s daily distractions rob you of getting more wisdom.  Be distracted with God’s Word today.



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