Wisdom is calling to us every day through the work of the Spirit of God. That is the theme of what God is saying to us in Proverbs chapter 9. The actual call of wisdom begins here in verse four. It is a good thing for us to hear this call - because embedded within this call is also the qualifications we need to grasp to be one who hears and receives the wisdom that God wants to give to us.
The call of wisdom is to those who are naive. These are the open-minded and naive. They are not open-minded in the way we speak of it - as someone who is open to all things - and investigating a number of different things. This naive is actually a fool. He is simple-minded and because of this - easily led astray. Wisdom is calling to this simple-minded person to turn in where wisdom is offering her counsel. "Turn in here!" is her call to the simple ones. She is wanting us to turn away from our simple-minded ways - ways dominated by worldly and fleshly thinking - and turn in to where she is offering her wisdom to us.
Want wisdom? Then you need to be aware that you lack it. You need to be aware of the natural tendency of lost men and women to be led astray by the world and by their own sinful tendencies. Wisdom also calls to us as those who lack understanding. This is not something lost people enjoy admitting. Actually, it is not something anyone enjoys admitting. But for those who will agree with the Lord that we lack wisdom and understanding - that we lack the wisdom to make basic decisions in life - the Holy Spirit is longing to enroll them in the classes where He teaches wisdom.
Next we see that wisdom is not preparing a "dressing down" for not being wise, but a feast for the simple-minded. Too often we think that admission of the fact that we lack wisdom will result in being rebuked and humiliated by God. Nothing is further from the truth. What we read here is that God is preparing a banquet for us - a banquet of wisdom and understanding. Food is being prepared - wine is being mixed - and a feast of all that God has for us is set awaiting our presence at God's table.
Are you willing to come and eat? There are multiple invitations from the Lord for those who are thirsty as well as those who are hungry. God is awaiting in His banquet hall of wisdom to bring wonderful blessing to us. All we need do is admit our ignorance of His ways - and to sit and be fed a sumptuous fare of God's wise and wonderful counsel. Listen. Hear God's call to you each and every day. Hear God's invitation to receive wisdom for the decisions that you have to make every day. There is a feast awaiting you if you will only open your heart to receive all that you need.