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Wisdom in Person

June 13, 2013

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I, wisdom, was with the Lord when he began his work,
long before he made anything else.

I was created in the very beginning,
even before the world began.

I was born before there were oceans,
or springs overflowing with water,
before the hills were there,
before the mountains were put in place.

God had not made the earth or fields,
not even the first dust of the earth.

I was there when God put the skies in place,
when he stretched the horizon over the oceans,
when he made the clouds above
and put the deep underground springs in place.

I was there when he ordered the sea
not to go beyond the borders he had set.

I was there when he laid the earth’s foundation.

I was like a child by his side.

I was delighted every day,
enjoying his presence all the time,
enjoying the whole world,
and delighted with all its people. – Proverbs 8:22-31 NCV

Proverbs 8:22-31 is a beautiful personification of wisdom that carries overtones of Christ. It reminds me of John 1:1-5 when I read it. Whether or not the passage is actually a prophesy or is describing Christ, I’ll leave to the experts to argue, but we do know that Christ is the power and wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)

To look back at the Old Testament and see indicators pointing to Christ’s coming – to confirm what we believe – is my favorite part of bible study. Throughout the Old Testament we see how God’s perfect plan was conceived from the beginning (Genesis 3:15) and praised (Psalm 90:1-2) and taught (Isaiah 53).

What a privilege to live after Jesus willingly completed that plan by living among us and dying for us in an expression of God’s love! (John 3:16)

Daily Bible reading for June 13

Proverbs 8
Deuteronomy 15:1-18
Hosea 11:12-13:16
Philemon 4-7

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