From The Word -
Proverbs 1:20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; 1:21 on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech: 1:22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? 1:23 Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings....." (NIV)
My Thoughts -
How the Holy Spirit must despair at us. Can God despair? Jesus wept. Maybe the word I want is "grieved". How the Holy Spirit must be grieved at us. World leaders declare truth isn't true and church leaders are too busy protecting the wolves in the clergy to bother with unimportant issues like protecting the youngest of the flock. We can pick and choose where we get our news so we can be sure to only get to hear that our side is right & never wrong. If our views are never wrong then anyone who has a different view must be wrong and since they could get all their news from our sources, they must be evil because they refuse to listen to the truth. No, the Holy Spirit doesn't despair, I do! Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?"
Dear Lady, help us not to despair but to turn to you with an open heart & mind and ask "What is truth?" Help us to desire truth more than being right. Help us to seek the truth even if the truth is painful. Help us to listen to others even when what they have to say is painful. And help us to act on the truth.