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Wisdom saw creation and rejoiced – On Proverbs 8:27-31

Only two people have seen the greatest garden ever, Adam and Eve. They were brought by God there and told to care for it, but even they couldn’t claim to have witnessed the creation of it or of the world itself.

Wisdom makes that claim here in verses 27-31. She was with God before there was an earth, and saw the creation in its entirety.

 

27 When He prepared the heavens, I was there, when He drew a circle on the face of the deep, 28 when He established the clouds above, when He strengthened the fountains of the deep, 29 when He assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters would not transgress His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth,”

 

Six actions of God are mentioned here. Aside from mention of God’s work in the heavens and sky, most of the creation here is concerning foundations. Just as a house’s foundation is very important, the Earth’s foundations needed to be sound; both the ground and sea needed assigning stability and limits. In the first stages of creation, God is  laying out the massive forms of earth and sea, dividing and preparing them as He sees fit. Wisdom says she was there and saw it with God.

 

30 Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him, 31 rejoicing in His inhabited world, and my delight was with the sons of men.”

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Wisdom rejoiced in God’s creation and God delighted in her as an able assistant in the work. This is what it is to be with God! We certainly see His power and design in creation, but to observe Him in action would be a wonder to behold. This is the wisdom we should follow, the wisdom that is joyful in front of God. Let us have that same wonder and joy in God’s work too. Amen.

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Thoughts or questions? Write them as a comment on this post, and I’ll certainly read them and try to contribute to your thoughts.

 

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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