Proverb a Day: Day 8


This verse from Proverbs 8 is wisdom personified. For a long time, I thought it was talking about Jesus. But clearly, after studying the passage, it is talking about wisdom in a human fashion. This verse gives me hope: As long as I continue to strive for and seek out wisdom, I will find it.

This Proverb is especially poetic in its writing. I want to share with you verses 22-31 because Solomon so beautifully captures the birth of wisdom:

“The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works,

    before his deeds of old;

23 I was formed long ages ago,

    at the very beginning, when the world came to be.

24 When there were no watery depths, I was given birth,

    when there were no springs overflowing with water;

25 before the mountains were settled in place,

    before the hills, I was given birth,

26 before he made the world or its fields

    or any of the dust of the earth.

27 I was there when he set the heavens in place,

    when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,

28 when he established the clouds above

    and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,

29 when he gave the sea its boundary

    so the waters would not overstep his command,

and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.

30     Then I was constantly at his side.

I was filled with delight day after day,

    rejoicing always in his presence,

31 rejoicing in his whole world

    and delighting in mankind.”

Proverbs 8: 22-31, NIV

How are you seeking wisdom in your life? For me, it’s a daily study of God’s word.

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Author: Leona Scott

Leona Scott is a writer and journalist. She is inspired by her faith, family and home life. She started Scott Ink as a way to share in the journey of nurturing modern families with a focus on the simple things and a return to old-fashioned goodness. She is mom to three amazing daughters who inspire (and challenge) her daily. Another one of her greatest blessings is her husband, Robert, who is her biggest fan, sounding board and partner. As a small business owner and full-time working mom, she strives for balance and simplicity daily amidst the chaos.