"The wicked are… like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear, which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely" (Psalm 58:3-5). "The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom" (Proverbs 10:21). "Now we have received… the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God, which things also we speak… But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God… because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Corinthians 2:12-14).
The illustration of a snake
That stops her ear from being charmed
Portrays the choice that sinners make,
Refusing warning, unalarmed.
The fool who thus will stop his ear
Shall have no wisdom then to speak,
But those who trust the Lord shall hear
And find in Christ the truth they seek.
The Spirit of the Lord imparts
The wisdom God shall freely give
To those who give to Him their hearts,
That they may for His glory live.
Lord, we delight to hear Your voice
As we are charmed by saving grace.
We praise and thank You for the choice
To find You when we sought Your face.