Why does the book of Proverbs exist? Simply put, God loves you and He wants to keep your butt out of trouble! God did not start with Proverbs, He started by creating a universe that "speaks" to us (Psalms 19:1-3). His glory and His voice are on display for all to see and hear! Everywhere we go, God is speaking. This passage reveals the extent to which God has gone to "speak" to us. He is constantly crying out. If we refuse to stop, listen and consider His voice, our butts will not be delivered! When distress, anguish and worse come our way and we pray for help, He will not answer! The good news is that if we choose to regard His voice (Isaiah 55:6), He will respond and pour out His Spirit to us (Proverbs 1:23).