Rev. Sean Kilgo, pastor at the Northeast Kansas Lutheran Partnership, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Proverbs 9:1-18.
Solomon brings the first part of the book of Proverbs to a climax. Lady Wisdom speaks yet again. She has established an everlasting house, the Church that is founded on Christ and the confession of who He is. Within her house, she sets a feast of food for everlasting life received through faith in Jesus. Those who have partaken of her bounty call out to others that they too might join the feast. Scoffers refuse to hear and believe, even attacking those who do. Those who fear the LORD enter into the house of Lady Wisdom to receive instruction for eternal life. Lady Folly may look and sound like Lady Wisdom in some respects, but those who seek after the fare she offers only go to death. The matter is clear. Those who desire life must follow after the wisdom that comes only from Christ crucified and risen.
“Wisdom and Instruction” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Proverbs. Although Proverbs is perhaps best known for its short sayings full of practical advice, the one true God has so much more in this book of wisdom. True wisdom begins with the fear of the LORD. Christians walk His way of righteousness rather than the way of wickedness because we trust that all good gifts come to us through His Son Jesus Christ, who is His wisdom made flesh for our salvation.