Proverbs 2018,Theology

Proverbs 2018 : Day Eight

“Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold; For wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her. “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And find out knowledge and discretion.”

Here in chapter eight we come to the pinnacle of our discussion of Wisdom, learning that Lady Wisdom is the Lord Jesus Himself, the Second Person of the Trinity and Creator of the Heavens and the earth.  We should not be able to read verses 21-32 and not compare it with John chapter on or the opening of Colossians:  Jesus, the Word of God is the creator and sustainer of the heavens and the earth!
Is it any wonder that Solomon says that to know Him is better than any earthly treasure like gold or silver or rubies? If you want to know Jesus then you will want to study Lady Wisdom here in the Book of Proverbs.   Lady Wisdom is contrasted with the Harlot who led people astray in chapter seven, and of course ignoring such an offer does come with a very heavy price…

“Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the Lord; But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; All those who hate me love death.”

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