Proverbs Chapter 8



#WisdomCriesOut #WisdomLeadsLikeJesus #WisdomLivingLikeJesus

 Wisdom is not a person. Wisdom is not a woman. Wisdom is a quality embodied in the soul of man. Wisdom existed before time began. Who existed before time began?
  • 1Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
  • 2She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
  • 3She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
  • 4Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

Wisdom cries out to “the sons of man” to listen to its cries.  Wisdom does not require educational prowess.

  • 5O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Wisdom speaks about the “excellence of what?” Creation, The Creator, the promises He has made to us. When wisdom speaks there is no falsehood uttered in our ears.  It is impossible for wisdom to carry out acts of wickedness – it is the opposite of wisdom. Wisdom speaks only of what is “right” in God’s eyes. No perversion of the truth exists when wisdom speaks. There is no question as to the intent of wisdom’s words – the intent is plain, not complicated.

  • 6Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
  • 7For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
  • 8All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
  • 9They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

When one will not listen to instruction and receive knowledge they devalue now just wisdom but themselves.

If I profess to know the Lord, I will demonstrate the attributes of the Lord and I also fear the Lord and I hate evil actions, pride, arrogance, and my mouth will not speak evil, or in a prideful manner. It will not utter support for evil, pride, and or arrogance either.

  • 13The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

What does a wise soul look like?

  • 14Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom:[I am understanding; I have strength.
  • 15By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Wisdom is demonstrated in understanding, strength and the execution of true justice.

  • 16By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
  • 17I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
  • 18Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
  • 19My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
  • 20I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

Pertaining to leadership: wisdom powers leaders, judges, and is loved by those who seek it. One’s abundance and righteousness and enduring because wisdom directs their actions. In Short Lead like Jesus.

  • 21That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
  • 22The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

When did wisdom come about? When does it end?

  • 23I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

It appears that wisdom has existed as long as God has existed.

  • 24When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
  • 25Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
  • 26While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
  • 27When he prepared the heavens,was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
  • 28When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
  • 29When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
  • 30Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
  • 31Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
  • 32Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
  • 33Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
  • 34Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
  • 35For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
  • 36But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Wisdom is personified in the person of Christ, as  His obedient children we will think, speak, act, and judge as He does. We are created in His image!

Previous Older Entries

You Are Not The Only One

Unless otherwise cited devotionals and posts on this page are the property of Joyce Gerald.

You-Tube Videos are not the property of this blog.

%d bloggers like this: