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Study of Proverbs 8

October 9, 2011

After Prayerful Meditation on this Chapter this is what was placed upon my heart..

Oh how the Lord wants to give us His Wisdom, His Understanding His perfect council..  His Wisdom cries out with His Understanding since the foundation of the world..  They are more precious than any earthly belonging.  They are worth more than any silver, Gold or precious gem upon this earth..  As these things are corruptible which can be stolen, lost, or crumble to dust.  But the Lord’s wisdom and Understanding is a treasure that will  last for eternally..  His Council is food to our soul keeping us from sinning against Him..  Giving us discernment so that not only we will walk away from our evil and sinful ways but hate evil for what it is a trap to bring death to ones soul..

We can only seek His Wisdom and Understanding by submitting our all to Jesus The Son of God the Word of God, Our Heavenly Father’s Wisdom is found in His Son Who is the Word  Jesus..

We must give  all  our hearts and souls, all  Our minds and body to the Lord and listen to His wise Council.  Not like the council of man but pure and Holy Council from His Wisdom that was established before the beginnings of the Heaven and Earth.

For all were created through and by the Wise Word’s of God and if His Wisdom and Understand established all of Creation then should we not make sure His Wisdom establishes and maintains our Hearts and Minds  Seek the Wisdom of the Lord as though it is a treasure that will sustain your health for It is the ONLY Treasure that can keep you established in His Loving Grace for His Wisdom is the Word of God who is Jesus..

Proverbs 8

New King James Version (NKJV)

 

The Excellence of Wisdom

 

1   Does not wisdom cry out,

And understanding lift up her voice?

2  She takes her stand on the top of the high hill,

Beside the way, where the paths meet.

3  She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city,

At the entrance of the doors:

4“ To you, O men, I call,

And my voice is to the sons of men.

5  O you simple ones, understand prudence,

And you fools, be of an understanding heart.

6   Listen, for I will speak of excellent things,

And from the opening of my lips will come right things;

7  For my mouth will speak truth;

Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

8  All the words of my mouth are with righteousness;

Nothing crooked or perverse is in them.

9  They are all plain to him who understands,

And right to those who find knowledge.

10   Receive my instruction, and not silver,

And knowledge rather than choice gold;

11  For wisdom is better than rubies,

And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.

12“ I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,

And find out knowledge and discretion.

13  The fear of the LORD is to hate evil;

Pride and arrogance and the evil way

And the perverse mouth I hate.

14   Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom;

I am understanding, I have strength.

15  By me kings reign,

And rulers decree justice.

16  By me princes rule, and nobles,

All the judges of the earth.[a]

17  I love those who love me,

And those who seek me diligently will find me.

18   Riches and honor are with me,

Enduring riches and righteousness.

19  My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold,

And my revenue than choice silver.

20  I traverse the way of righteousness,

In the midst of the paths of justice,

21  That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth,

That I may fill their treasuries.

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.

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,

30  Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;[b]

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.

32“ Now therefore, listen to me, my children,

For blessed are those who keep my ways.

33  Hear instruction and be wise,

And do not disdain it.

34   Blessed is the man who listens to me,

Watching daily at my gates,

Waiting at the posts of my doors.

35  For whoever finds me finds life,

And obtains favor from the LORD;

36  But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul;

All those who hate me love death.”

Footnotes:

a. Proverbs 8:16 Masoretic Text, Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate read righteousness; Septuagint, Bomberg, and some manuscripts and editions read earth.

b. Proverbs 8:30 A Jewish tradition reads one brought up.

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