Have you ever received an invitation to a party — whether delivered by mail or hand — you knew this was the invitation that many had talked about and longed to receive, but for whatever reason everyone didn’t receive one, but you were deemed worthy and special enough to get one? You also knew that this event would be life changing, at this party you would have the opportunity to rub shoulders with the very elite of the elite, those that were in very high positions and closely knew of those that make good things happen in life, the knowledge that you would receive from them would perhaps bridge the gap in your understanding of life, it’s purpose and your destiny. Because you have so many questions looming in the back of your mind about the direction that you should take, so many things didn’t work out as you had planned, so many unexpected things happened, the death of your spouse, child or parent, the divorce, the loss of a job, or the now empty nest. These things can blindside us and cause a change of direction in life. Now that we have this grand invitation, I have a surprise! There is no need to wonder how you are going to break it to your family and friends about why you got an invitation and they didn’t. Everyone is invited! And here is your invitation.
Lady Wisdom Gives a Dinner Party
Lady Wisdom has built and furnished her home; it’s supported by seven hewn timbers.
The banquet meal is ready to be served: lamb roasted, wine poured out, table set with silver and flowers. Having dismissed her serving maids, Lady Wisdom goes to town, stands in a prominent place, and invites everyone within sound of her voice: Are you confused about life, don’t know what’s going on? Come with me, oh come, have dinner with me!
I’ve prepared a wonderful spread — fresh-baked bread, roast lamb, carefully selected wines.
Leave your impoverished confusion and live! Walk up the street to a life with meaning. Skilled living gets its start in the Fear-of-GOD, insight into life from knowing a Holy God.
It’s through me, Lady Wisdom, that your life deepens, and the years of your life ripen.
Live wisely and wisdom will permeate your life; mock life and life will mock you. (Proverbs 9-12 The Message Bible)