PROVERBS 8: 1-12
1Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? 2At the highest point along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 3beside the gate leading into the city,at the entrance, she cries aloud 4“ To you, O people, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. 5You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.6Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. 7My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips despise wickedness.8All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.9To the discerning all of them are right; they are upright to those who have 10Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, 11for wisdom is more precioush than rubies,and nothing you desire can compare with her.12“ I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.
8: 1-36 Wisdom’s call is contrasted with the call of the adulteress in Proverbs 7. Wisdom is portrayed as a woman who guides us (8: 1-13) and makes us succeed (8: 14-21). Wisdom was present at the creation of the world and works with the Creator (8: 22-31). God approves of those who listen to wisdom’s counsel (8: 32-35). Those who hate wisdom love death (8: 36). Wisdom should affect every aspect of one’s life, from beginning to end. Be sure to open all corners of your heart and mind to God’s direction and guidance.
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESWEUS and make sure to gain the wisdom when it is given either by the BiBLE or by someone that IS wise in his or her understanding.
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