Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Proverbs 8: 22 – 31 Revisited…

In our last study, we were treated to a glimpse of God’s mind during His creation of our Earth. The scriptures in other areas of the Bible tell us that Jesus (the Word at that time and later embodied in flesh) was there with God, helping in the creation. Today, I want to go over these verses again, in just a bit more detail, looking at them as God’s Wisdom—the other side of the same coin.

These first two verses tells us that God has had “wisdom” from the time before earth… before time began being counted. God IS wisdom and is “outside” of the dimension of “time.”

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.

Verses 24 - 29 let us know that God’s Wisdom came before the seas, the mountains, the earth, field, or even the dust, and by that wisdom, He made these things. He had a plan already worked out for human beings, and He used His wisdom to create a world that would be perfect for those humans that He planned to create. He thought of everything BEFORE He created it.

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 primal dust of the world.
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,

The last verses for today, picture God as a “Master Craftsman” that was filled with “delight” each day as He lovingly created a world that He PLANNED to be, eventually, inhabited by men and the sons of men… These verses end by telling us that God’s “delight was with the sons of men.”

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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