“I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence;
I possess knowledge and discretion.
To fear the Lord is to hate evil;
I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power.
By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just;
by me princes govern, and nobles—all who rule on earth.
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,
bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me
and making their treasuries full.
To King Solomon, it’s as if wisdom is a real person. She calls out to the whole world, inviting them to enjoy true knowledge and insight. She has a voice. And in this passage, she speaks.
So who is this woman?
Wisdom is the personification of godly insight. When she speaks, we hear the heart of God, see the character of Christ, and experience the purifying power of the Holy Spirit. Let’s listen: Continue reading “Episode 46: Wisdom Speaks!”