Proverbs 1:20-27 (NKJV) Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares. 21 She cries out in the chief concourses, At the openings of the gates in the city She speaks her words: 22 “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge. 23 Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. 24 Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, 25 Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, 27 When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.
Godly wisdom can be easily found if people honestly want to find it. The real problem is that man in his arrogant rebellion resists godly wisdom, because it requires that he humble himself and turn from his wicked ways. “
The sinner is trying to find God like the thief is trying to find a policeman.” Ray Comfort
God is pleading with the lost to turn from their ways, and to seek His wisdom so that they can be saved. Unfortunately as this Scripture so clearly reveals, most people simply refuse. As a result they end up reaping what they sow, which is ultimately destruction. When this takes place, God will laugh at the ignorance of man in his peril. This isn’t to suggest that God will not rescue the rebellious, but we cannot sow seeds of darkness and expect any other harvest than destruction. Is this God’s doing? No it is the consequence of living apart from the wisdom of God that is readily available, if we will simply open our eyes.