In the children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gale, the main character of the story, makes her way from Munchkin Country to Emerald City, the imperial capital of Oz. In order to reach her desired destination, she must travel down the Yellow Brick Road, the only paved road that leads to the capital city. “The Yellow Brick Road represents strategy—how you will get there; the path you identify as the best, smartest way to accomplish your goal” (Michelle Hunter, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The Wizard of Oz as a Strategic Planning Tool,” Alford Group, July 7, 2020, https://www.alford.com/follow-the-yellow-brick-road-the-wizard-of-oz-as-a-strategic-planning-tool/). Similar to how the Yellow Brick Road is the only paved path to the utopian Emerald City, the way of wisdom—and the way of the wise woman—mapped out in the book of Proverbs is the only path that leads to God and his heavenly kingdom.
A Sermonary Network Partner