YHWH offers us wisdom, if we seek it and accept it. Those who reject it in favor of going their own way will “eat the fruit of their own way”, they will suffer the consequences of rejecting His wisdom in favor of their own “wisdom”.
Keep in mind, the Bible is written to those who are called by His name, not to the pagans who have rejected Him. He is speaking to us, His people. It is us who He warns to choose His wisdom rather than following the world’s way of thinking or our own.
There is much hurt and damage done in the lives of people around us that we can see and much more most of us never see or fully understand. We do well to seek our Father’s wisdom and do things His way, even when it is different than what we think is best. This will make us peculiar and different from others who blend with the world even while they claim the name of YHWH and Yeshua.
20Wisdom shouts in the street,
She lifts her voice in the square;
21At the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:
22“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded?
And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing
And fools hate knowledge?
23“Turn to my reproof,
Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.
24“Because I called and you refused,
I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;
25And you neglected all my counsel
And did not want my reproof;
26I will also laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when your dread comes,
27When your dread comes like a storm
And your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
When distress and anguish come upon you.
28“Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
29Because they hated knowledge
And did not choose the fear of the LORD.
30“They would not accept my counsel,
They spurned all my reproof.
31“So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way
And be satiated with their own devices.
32“For the waywardness of the naive will kill them,
And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
33“But he who listens to me shall live securely
And will be at ease from the dread of evil.”
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