Our church is working it’s way through the Epistle of James. We are in chapter three currently and looking at the concept of wisdom, both in the text itself and other parts of Scripture. Last week I brought a sermon regarding wisdom and folly, one of the texts being Proverbs 9. Here wisdom and folly are personified as two women.
The author does an awesome job at paralleling the two. If you were to lay the two descriptions (1-6, 13-18) next to each other not only would you see their differences, but also their similarities. Both of them call out from high places and both of them have the exact same initial invitation: Whomever is simple, let them turn in here. These two voices are in competition with one another, calling us at the same time to come to their tables. Which one will we choose?