Knowing Jesus, The Word of God, as our WisdomHandbook 5: Article 42 - Making Full the Word of God

" His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us... wisdom from God..."

1 Corinthians 1:30

"Let the word of Christ (or God) richly dwell within you with all wisdom..."

Colossians 3:16

"Does not wisdom call,
And understanding lift up her voice?

'Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at my doorposts.'"

Proverbs 8:1, 34

The Word of God and Wisdom: A Closer Look!

"The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
By understanding He established the heavens.
By His knowledge the deeps were broken up,
And the skies drip with dew."

Proverbs 3:19, 20

Wisdom Speaks:

"The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works of old.
From everlasting I was established (or consecrated),
From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
When there were no springs abounding with water.
Before the mountains were settled...
While He had not yet made the earth and the outside place,
Nor the first dust of the world.

When He established the heavens, I was there...
When He made firm the skies above...
When He set for the sea its boundary
So that the water should not transgress His command, (Lit. mouth),
When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
Then I was beside Him, as a master workman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing (or playing) always before Him,
Rejoicing in the world, His earth,
And having my delight in the sons of men.

Now, therefore, O sons, listen to me,
For blessed are they who keep my ways...
Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at my doorposts.
For He who finds me find life,
And obtains favor from the Lord."

Proverbs 8:22-32, 34, 35

To ponder: consider deeply; give weighty attention and thought!

"Does not wisdom call,
And understanding lift up her voice?
On the top of the heights beside the way,
Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
Beside the gate, at the opening to the city,
At the entrance of the door, she cries out;
'To you, O men I call,
And my voice to the sons of men...
Counsel is mine and sound wisdom;
I am understanding and power is mine.
By me kings reign,
And rulers decree justice.
By me princes rule, and nobles,
All who judge rightly.
I love those who love me;
And those who diligently seek me shall find me...
I walk in the way of righteousness,
In the midst of the paths of justice...'"

Proverbs 8:1-4, 14-17, 20

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