24 Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, 25 Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, 27 When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. 28 “Then they will call on me (Wisdom), but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. 29 Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord, 30 They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke. 31 Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies.
Let’s talk about The will of God. There is God’s Perfect will, that involves His leading and guiding, and His blessings and benefits as a result. And then there is God’s Permissive will – which is not His original intent for our lives, but what He allows to happen to us; most times forced/prompted by us insisting on having our own way.
In Proverbs 1, Wisdom is giving a warning. People refused godly counsel and godly advice, so Wisdom left them to their own way. Recognize that sometimes we may get what we want/desire, but that doesn’t mean it’s God’s original intent for us, or that it’s God’s best, or His perfect will. We may be in His Permissive will.
Listen to the replay of The Midnight Cry prayer call teaching on “The Permissive.”