April 30, Reading 2 – Proverbs 8

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SAA Notes

In today’s reading what verses stand out to you? The last three verses summarise the stance of this book. They are reminiscent of Jesus’ words in John 6:35-40, and Revelation 3:20.

SJA Notes

“The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.”

Solomon goes deeper into the origins and importance of wisdom.

God (One God, Three Persons) had already added wisdom into existence before He created all things.

This is a strange truth to think about.

When we are frail and fallen humanity create something, we follow processes and work over patterns.

You create with rules that make sense within the framework of creation.

And that is because God spun wisdom through all of creation, He made rules that make sense.

But wisdom is more than this too.

“I wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.”

We are humanity can reflect God’s creative majesty.

Wisdom is deeper and bigger than knowing what works in creation and following those rules.

So what can we circle around, what can we hone in on, what can we boil things down to?

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord.

It is not enough to understand the world around us. It is not enough to do things that make sense within the framework of our world.

We need to come before the One who MADE the world. Fear Him. Because that is the beginning of real wisdom.

“For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD,”

* Mighty God,

Thank You for today!

Thank You for Your word today, these words about wisdom.

Please help us today to choose wisdom, to seek find wisdom throughout our day.

Your wisdom Lord, and not that of the world.

For Your glory, Your Name’s sake.

Amen.

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