An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Meeting Wisdom

(Pro 8:2 KJV) She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

When we think of the call of God we sometimes limit it to specific surroundings. We live in a culture that is trying to keep anything about Jesus locked in the walls of a church, and they want to edit what is said there. Too many Christians live lives that are already in harmony with that way of thinking. In this verse and the next Solomon is pointing out that wisdom can speak to us in all circumstances. God is with us everywhere.

He refers to the “high places" (heights NASB) (4791). This could refer to the location of the pagan high places. The altars to the local gods were often built there. If you pay attention to new age paganism there is something about mountain tops that lights their candle. This reminds us that God’s wisdom can speak to us even when we are surrounded by the culture of the pagan. You may not have noticed it, but that is where we are.

Is there symbolism in the “paths” (5410b) coming together? This could point to people of different theological persuasions coming together and finding common wisdom. I would not want to extend this to compromise with Moslems or Hindus, but I would think that the Baptists, Methodists and Congregationalists could find some things to agree on.

This could be the place where we make decisions. We come to points where our choices can change the direction of our lives. Wisdom can meet us there and give vital impute and direction.

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