This verse was written for today in 21st century America. I am not sure if you are paying attention. Christians are being told to sit down, shut up and go to the back of the bus. It has moved to such a point that evidently an Air Force spokesmen said that cadets could not express their faith in print or speech. Military chaplains have been told not to talk about Jesus. Soldiers have been threatened with court-martial if they witness.
That is our culture. Solomon calls us into the “without” (street NASB) (2351) and into the “streets” (square NASB) (7339). This is talking about Wisdom personified but the application extends to our daily lives. I am off to the classroom. Pray that I will be honest and open about what motivates me.
So? Are we going to continue to retreat? Are we going to hunker down? Or are we going to go on and express what Peter spoke about?
(1Pe 3:15 KJV) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: