Proverbs 9:13-18

Folly is a Seductive Witch

While Wisdom was seen to have prepared great blessings for her followers, Folly does nothing more than call others to fall into her pit.  She offers stolen water and bread to entice, but offers nothing of her own to those who succumb to her temptations.

Folly is loud. 

Proverb 9:10-12

A reverence for our Creator and Sovereign Lord is the starting point for all wisdom.  Knowing God is the greatest source for insight into life.  This beginning leads to great blessings.

Wisdom multiples our days, adding years to our life.

Wisdom blesses the possessor while scoffing brings burdens.

When you next face a time of decision for your health,

Proverbs 9:7-9

Scoffers versus the Wise man

One’s response to admonition reflects the internal state of their soul.  We all hesitate to tell a scoffer that they are mistaken or that they did something wrong.  We know that they will repeat their past responses which stung us before.  Rather than pausing to consider our words,

Proverbs 9:1-6

Proverbs 9:1-6

Wisdom has prepared blessings for those who listen

In contrast to what folly prepares for its followers, wisdom offers far more to those who seek it.  Wisdom builds a house with strong pillars offering dependable shelter.  Wisdom prepares a banquet of meat and wine, setting a table waiting for us.

Chaos versus Wisdom

Proverbs Chapter 1:1-7

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Life in chaos empties one’s soul whereas wisdom nourishes as it orders and restores. Patients come to our Sanctuary desiring release from chaos’ grip on their health, their lives. Our Sanctuary seeks to serve these good desires through applying wisdom.

How should such a sharing of wisdom from a Christian health provider to a life in the grips of chaos occur in today’s medical office?