Proverbs 8: An ode to wisdom

Proverbs 8: 22-31

The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work,
the first of his acts of old.
Ages ago I was set up,
a
t the first, before the beginning of the earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no springs abounding with water.
Before the mountains had been shaped,
before the hills, I was brought forth,
before he had made the earth with its fields,
or the first of the dust of the world.
When he established the heavens, I was there;
w
hen he drew ca circle on the face of the deep,
when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,
when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
then I was beside him, like a master workman,
and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,
rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the children of man.

Sometimes i read the daily chapter and … suddenly, nothing happens.

Other times though – other times i feel a stirring in my soul;
I feel like i’ve come into contact with the Father of all.
They are not rare, these occasions, but neither are they commonplace.
It’s just that sometimes, sometimes with Spirit I come face to face.

Today is one such day you see,
Yes, I heard Voice speak to me.
What was said was neither deep nor profound,
Neither shallow nor trite but it was, you best believe, Biblically sound.

All this time we’ve been talking about Wisdom,
But I think not a word have we said about freedom –
Which is ridiculous you know, because after all,
What is there to be wise for if not to be master (mistress?), even now after the Fall?

-Wisdom was there in the very beginning
Of Her bright light there can be no dimming –
I wax lyrical about wisdom, i could go on and on,
For it is right that over Her we should fawn –

But I wont: the writer of proverbs does it so much better (scroll up and re-read the verse posted). I just want to remind you of something we’ve already covered and for today that will suffice:

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get Wisdom: and in all your getting, get understanding. 

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Need i say more? Let those who have ears hear.

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Author: rooibosandgrace

Living life loud, growing natural hair, using my words as God leads. - a recipient of Grace.

One thought on “Proverbs 8: An ode to wisdom”

  1. Proverb 8:33 Listen to my counsel and be wise. Don’t ignore it.

    Listen, watch, and wait…God is in our midst. He has been there everyday from the beginning of our lives. Take heed of his presence and happiness will follow.

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