In Proverbs 1, Lady Wisdom spoke for herself, pleading with all who would listen, “If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.”
In chapter 8, Lady Wisdom speaks again. This time she makes herself known to us. Tremper Longman refers to this chapter as Wisdom’s autobiography. She tells us about “those qualities with which she is associated… and those from which she distances herself.” She tells us all the good things she offers. And as she “describes her relationship with Yahweh particularly in connection with creation” she bears a resemblance to Christ Himself.
And her autobiography ends with a very gospel-shaped invitation and promise to all who will listen (8:34-36).
Blessed is the one who listens to me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting beside my doors.
For whoever finds me finds life
and obtains favor from the LORD,
but he who fails to find me injures himself;
all who hate me love death.”
Come join us this Sunday as Randall Gruendyke preaches Proverbs 8 and Kenny Clark leads our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare? And let’s ask the Lord to cause us to grow in our love of wisdom, which is ultimately to grow in our love for Christ.
See you Sunday, Grace. Come hungry!
Song Link of the Week
Fullness of Joy (Psalm 16) by Caroline Cobb (feat. Shane Barnard)