Our world is being shaken on so many levels… There is a lot of chaos & confusion BUT there’s also another sound: the call of Divine Peace & Wisdom We need to ask ourselves: What’s pulling us? WISDOM Proverbs 1:20-21 VOICE – There’s another voice in town. It belongs to Lady Wisdom, who calls out in the street. She cries out in the town square, At the city gates, in the noisy city streets, you can hear her speaking over the racket. Wisdom is the one with the MEGAPHONE! Wisdom is “an invisible, creative force in the universe that can guide people in how to live; it’s an attribute of God that God used to create the world and it’s woven into the fabric of things & how they work” Wisdom is like God’s code or PIN # to access how this world & life in it works Proverbs 4:8 VOICE - Cherish her, [wisdom] and she will help you rise above the CONFUSION of life … Proverbs 1:33 TLB - But all who listen to me shall live in peace & safety, unafraid. Here are 4 Keys for TUNING IN to WISDOM… 1 – SURRENDER to GOD Proverbs 1:7 TLB - How does a man become wise? The first step is to trust and reverence the Lord! Only fools refuse to be taught… MSG - Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning. 2 - STOP & LISTEN Proverbs 1:21 TPT – Yet wisdom’s song is not always heard in the halls of higher learning. But in the hustle and bustle of everyday life its lyrics can always be heard above the din of the crowd. You will hear wisdom’s warning as she preaches courageously to those who stop to listen… 3 - How to RECOGNIZE WISDOM James 3:17-18 TPT - But the wisdom from above is always pure, filled with peace, considerate and teachable. It is filled with love and never displays prejudice or hypocrisy in any form 18 and it always bears the beautiful harvest of righteousness! 4 – Choose the right FILTER Proverbs 1:20-22 NLT - Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. 21 She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate: 22 “How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? “simpleminded” (Heb.) = “open-minded” or “foolish” What’s SHAPING US?