The call here is for the confused, the simple and ignorant to have dinner with Lady Wisdom. It is easy to think that this is for someone else. Surely this isn’t for me, I think. Wisdom has lots to teach me.
First I have to admit my ignorance. That isn’t easy to do. I have to swallow my pride and be willing to learn.
Then, I must be willing to sit down to a long meal and gain insight. Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come easy. It takes time. I must be willing to commit to the journey of learn. Discipleship is a journey. It is not a destination.
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?” ~King Solomon | Proverbs 9:5 (The Message Bible)
The one described by Proverbs confused about life is a simple person (Hebrew word פְּתִי pethı) is closely related to the person who lacks sense. He is gullible and falls victim to temptation. Proverbs generally characterizes the simple by folly. They get into trouble, not because of recklessness or arrogance like the fool, but because they are oblivious or ignorant. Unlike fools, scoffers, and sluggards, the simple can learn and respond to discipline.
Custis, M. (2012, 2016). The Fool in Proverbs. In Faithlife Study Bible. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.