Seeking Wisdom: Proverbs 8:8 – A Wisdom Brain Cramp

“All the words of my mouth are just;

none of them is crooked or perverse.”

Proverbs 8:8

Would you consider God wise?

I mean, as you read Scripture and consider who He is and what He’s done, do you think that wise is an appropriate attribute for Him?

I’m not sure how you couldn’t come to that conclusion when considering the totality of the Creator God, but what would it do to your brain to know that God created wisdom?

Proverbs 8:22 says that “The Lord brought me (wisdom) forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old.”  The Message translation says it this way “God sovereignly made me—the first, the basic— before he did anything else.”

Let me allow a few more cerebral synapsis to fire in your brain.  That means that the ability to simply comprehend that last statement and accept it as wisdom and truth was not your own ability, but it was a gift from God for you to use.

It also means that before light, dark, sound, silence, moose, mouse, male, or female was created, God chose to design wisdom above it all and allow that creation to guide His creating.

I know…brain freeze.  Close one eye, tilt your head, and blow hard out your left nostril.  It won’t help, but I’m just laughing thinking of you doing that.  :)

Sorry…back to it.

So this got me thinking about how silly we are when we think that we are smarter than God.  It’s those ridiculous moments when we make decisions that we are know are contrary to the will of God, but do them because we think we “know better than He does” or that “the Bible is culturally out dated”.

But since God is Creator of all, the Alpha and Omega, and His Word will never come back void; at some point we must bend our knee the fact that God’s ways are the wiser than ours and that “none of his words are crooked or perverse”.

The key to making this connection with the wisdom of God comes in Proverb 8:9 when it says, “To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge.”

The Hebrew word for “discerning” is biyn and it means to observe, mark, give heed to, distinguish, consider.   Biyn or variations of it, were used several times in the Old Testament, but interestingly it was used often when a leader was chosen.  Joseph, Samuel, David, and Solomon were all associated with being biyn or discerning.  These were great men of faith, but ones that gave heed to God’s knowledge and Truth in their lives.

So what does that mean for you and I?

Our search for wisdom must come with realization that the wisdom we seek was created by God and can only be found through God.  The means in which He gave for us to realize that wisdom is through His word.

Through our study of it, receiving of the teaching of it, and submission to it will allow us to find the wisdom we seek.

The deciding factor on if we will ever find that wisdom is whether or not we will be discerning enough to receive it.

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