Vs 1 Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice?
Vs 2 … at the crossroads she takes her stand;
… On the heights …
… beside the way …
Vs 3 … beside the gates …
… in front of the town …
… at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud:
Vs 4 “To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man.
Vs 6 Hear, …. from my lips will come what is right,
Vs 11 … all that you may desire cannot compare with her.
Vs 18 …. “riches and honor are with her” … enduring wealth and righteousness.
Vs 23 Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
Vs 30 … then I was beside him, like a master workman,
and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always,
Vs 31 rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man.
Vs 34 Blessed is the one who listens to me,
watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors.
Vs 35 For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord,
Oh, what a different position “wisdom” is in today compared to where “wisdom” was at the beginning.
At the time of creation, “wisdom” was “rejoicing in the inhabited world”.
And “delighting in the children of men”
Wisdom was a “daily delight” and “beside him like a master workman”.
Now, however, wisdom places herself everywhere man is …
at the crossroad … on the height … beside the way … in front of town … beside the gate … at the entrance of ports …
Yet, even though she is everywhere, she must “cry out” and “raise her voice”.
At the perfection of Creation, wisdom rejoiced with and delighted in “children of men”.
Ever since, there has been a rejection of and distancing from wisdom by “children of men”.
Wisdom is available to anyone who will receive it.
It does not need to be created. Wisdom does not need to be discovered.
Wisdom has always been there from before the creation of the world.
It’s available to anyone who will hear it.
But wisdom must be received and lived out like any good relationship.
I must engage with it regularly, consistently, daily … or even in the moment.
It’s not enough for me to or know it one day and forget it the next.
I must “delight” in wisdom.
I must “treasure” wisdom more than anything else I can accumulate.
Because in wisdom is life.
Which is the good news and beauty of Christ becoming wisdom.
I can delight in and engage with Jesus.
Thank You, God,
For creating an abundance of wisdom
Thank You, that You don’t shiled or hide Yourself away
Thank you that you want to be known
And you want to know me
Help me know you
Help me delight in you more than your creation
In Jesus name