“Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: ‘How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?’ “
“For the simple are killed by their turning away. . .”
An antonym of being a wise person is being a simple person. Simple here means always taking the easy, comfortable route. A simple person never does anything that is difficult. If it’s hard, a simple person sits it out.
Need a good, solid, biblical, healthy resolution for 2014? Resolve not to be simple. To put it another way, resolve to push through knowing that difficulty almost always produces the goodness you desire.
Resolve to push through the craving for the third helping of dessert.
Resolve to push through the temptation to snap back at your spouse.
Resolve to push through getting up when your alarm goes off so you can spend time with the Lord.
Resolve to push through when your Bible reading plan gets to Leviticus.
Resolve to push through when you want to spend what’s not in the budget.
Resolve to push through when you don’t want to exercise.
Resolve to push through when you really don’t have the energy to focus on your kids.
Resolve to push through when you don’t feel like sharing your faith.
Resolve to push through when you don’t think you need to pray.
The simple? They always take the easy way. Wisdom? It knows the value of pushing through . . .especially at that moment of difficulty.