1 Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns.
2 She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table.
3 She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.
4 "Come in with me," she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,
5 "Come, eat my food, and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to LIVE; learn to use good judgment."
7 Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get
8 So don't bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you.
9 Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more.
10 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good
11 Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.
12 If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.
Folly Calls for a Hearing
13 The woman named Folly is brash. She is ignorant and doesn't know it.
14 She sits in her doorway on the heights overlooking the city.
15 She calls out to men going by who are minding their own business.
16 "Come in with me," she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,
17 "Stolen water is refreshing; food eaten in secret tastes the best!"
18 But little do they know that the dead are there. Her guests are in the depths of the grave.
Wisdom is LIFE! It is for those who choose to learn and to use good judgment.
Folly is for the foolish, they lack good judgment and choose not to learn.
Wisdom provides for more and better things than Folly; it gives life in abundance.
Folly may appear good, great even, it's very enticing on the surface but is truly disguised darkness, emptiness and DEATH.
Teach, correct, instruct the wise & righteous....don't bother with the mocker or fool...they aren't ready or willing to listen and will not understand. Wisdom must be a choice...
Verses 13-18: She (folly) (or sin, lies, drugs, alcohol, bars, strip clubs, porn, cutting....pick your sin struggle and insert here) calls out to men....she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment...Her guests are in the depths of the grave."
CHOOSE WISDOM & GOOD JUDGEMENT - LEAVE FOLLY AND THE WAYS OF THE WORLD BEHIND....FIND LIFE!!