“when wisdom wins your heart and revelation breaks in, true pleasure enters your soul” Proverbs 2:10 the Passion Translation.
Why do I keep reading Proverbs? Because I want to have access to ‘the treasuries of true knowledge’. Learning to ‘demonstrate wisdom in every relationship’ is essential, as is the ability to ‘choose what is right and just and fair’. The metaphors for the maelstrom of insistent, conflicting voices that encompass us are fading into cliche, but the synonyms are useful: turbulence, tumult, turmoil, uproar, commotion, disorder, jumble, disarray, chaos, confusion, upheaval, seething mass, welter, pandemonium, bedlam, whirlwind, swirl etc.
Wisdom’s lyrics, God tells us, can be heard above the din ‘of the hustle and bustle of everyday life.’ We can walk with Wisdom whose ways are “the ways of sweetness’ and where we will find peace.(Aramaic Bible in Plain English)