“Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.”
An invitation is given to come, not just to be present, but to eat and drink freely. Wisdom not only accomplishes much, but It also offers much.
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.”
A picture of the free Gift of Salvation is found within both passages. The invitation to come, buy, eat, and drink is completely free. But how can we buy without money or price? Someone has to have already paid what is required, we need only receive what is offered.
“Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.”
Salvation requires repentance. We must turn from our foolish ways and cling to the Way of Wisdom. Jesus Christ is the only Way to eternal life, for He is the Life. In Him, we live. Without Him, we perish.
Why do people struggle with the free Gift of Salvation? Many want to have a part in paying the price required, yet that is not possible or what the God ever intended for mankind. In His Wisdom, He planned our salvation before the foundation of the world. His love for us made Him willing to give.
God gave His Son. Jesus gave His life. They gave so that we could receive the Gift freely, without price. God offers this invitation to accept the free Gift of Salvation to not just a predestined few, but to anyone and everyone. Whosoever.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Share the Invitation of Wisdom today. Proverbs 11:30 should encourage you to do so.
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