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Wisdom: there before time itself – On Proverbs 8:22-26

How young are you right now? Wisdom is older. How long do you expect to live? Wisdom will outlive your earthly body. While it is a bit silly to think of wisdom having a use-by-date, the idea is to remind you of her timelessness. She comes from God and as long as He wants her around, she will be. She was there, too, at the beginning. That time before time. Before the world itself was formed.

 

22 “The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, before His works of old. 23 I have been established from everlasting, from the beginning, before there was ever an earth.”

 

Wisdom is eternal, as God is eternal. He did and will own wisdom forever.

Wisdom was there when there was nothing but God. No universe, angels, or humans. God did not need these things. God was suffice for His satisfaction. The Father, Spirit, and Son are able to rejoice fully and love each other in perfect unison without praises from creation. Wisdom was there and saw it all. Hard to fathom, but wisdom says she had a pole position to observe the Godhead working together in harmony. No other distractions like the creation in her way.

 

24 When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no fountains abounding with water. 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth; 26 while as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, or the primeval dust of the world.”

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Without form or void. That’s what we hear from Genesis 1:1. The earth was formless and valueless before God spoke life into it. These images give me a sense of sadness and longing. I’m impatient to get to the creation (next post)! But I guess I just am a bit blind to God’s own glory and distracted by His works! Wisdom is of old and because of her patience has seen it all. She has waited and watched God a long time and has seen Him do what He wills.

Wisdom partook in creation as well, so her wait was worth it! Come again for the next post. Wisdom beheld wonders. So will we. Amen.

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Let me know your thoughts on this passage and my post.

 

Note: All scripture is taken from Biblestudytools.com and is the New King James Version. I am using a commentary by John Kitchen for help with difficult concepts and words.

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