April 26, Reading 2 – Proverbs 3

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SAA Notes

There is much to ponder on in this chapter that is true, noble, pure, right, lovely, admirable à la Philippians 4:8.

SJA Notes

“The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.”

How important is wisdom?

We can often know theoretically, that the answer is “very”.

But here Solomon points us to a fundamental truth, a reality that is a hard truth for some folk to wrestle with.

God made the world, all of creation, through WISDOM.

That is how important wisdom is, it was used by God to create.

Thought came before matter, not the other way around.

It is interesting then to think about how we create things. We do not use only skill and ability and power.

We also engage _wisdom_.

When building the tabernacle after Israel were rescued out of Egypt God appointed men of skill and knowledge (Exodus chapter 31).

When Solomon built the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem he had a man (Hiram from Tyre) do much of the work, a man full of wisdom, understand and skill (1 Kings chapter 7 and 2 Chronicles chapter 2).

Today for us as we are being built up as a spiritual house (1 Peter chapter 2), a royal priesthood, a wonderful work of creation – We need wisdom! God’s wisdom.

Because it is the best investment we can make. Nothing else compares.

“Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.”

Amen to this!

* God Above,

Please continue to show us Your wisdom today.

Please write Your wisdom on our hearts.

Please show us today what You want for us.

Thank You God!

Amen.

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