>Proverbs 8:22-31

In Uncategorized on June 14, 2010 by mstevensrev

>22 “The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old.
23 Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
24 When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth,
26 before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world.
27 When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep,
29 when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
30 then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always,
31 rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man.

So far wisdom has told us who she lives with, who she walks with, and now she gets old school by telling us that she has been around since the beginning of all creation.

This is not an explanation of what happened at he beginning though there is obviously clear connection to the Hebrew view of creation. The keys tom seeing that are water, mountains, things with shape that are made, earth, the deep and of there being the great Creator very present.

.wisdom being there from the beginning means a few things to me:

She is good for all time. I live in the moment and want a quick scheme to get me through, probably not wisdom.
She is uniquely connected with God, the ungodly may show it but that is a gift to them fromGod alone.
She delights in us, we have great capacity for her.
She is a complement to knowing God.


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