According to the Bible wisdom is a person and that person just so happens to be a woman. Proverbs speaks over and over again of wisdom and how she speaks of excellent things, righteousness, judgment, truth and life. She has something to say about everything if only we would hear.
There seems to be a great mystery surrounding her. I mean who is this woman Wisdom anyway? As we read we discover she was with God before there was an earth, when there were no depths or fountains abounding with water, before the mountains were settled and before there were any fields.
Wisdom says: when he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he established the clouds above: Even when he told the sea how far it could go wisdom was right there. Who is this woman with God before the foundation of the world? Remember there are some things only God knows and we will only know if and when he decides to reveal them to us.
Here is another piece of the mystery. If we look at some of the statements Jesus made in the Gospels we will find a very interesting similarity between Wisdom’s words and the Word.
Wisdom cries at the doors—Jesus said “I am the door.”
Wisdom’s mouth shall speak truth—Jesus said “I am the truth.”
Wisdom says he who finds me finds life—Jesus said “I am the life.”
Wisdom speaks righteousness—Jesus is our righteousness.
In fact if we look in 1 Corinthians 1:30 we learn God has made Jesus Christ to become wisdom to us, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. What was attributed to this mysterious woman called wisdom in the Old Covenant is now descriptive of Jesus Christ in the New Covenant.
I have only begun to scrape the surface of this great and marvelous mystery. When it comes to the wisdom of God we have to keep in mind that God’s wisdom and the world’s wisdom are on two totally different planes. God chooses the foolish things of the world to shame the wise because he can.
I will leave you with this: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. God’s ways are not our ways, but if we are diligent in our search for understanding we will find it, that’s a promise.
Written by Louie