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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

For Crying Out Loud

(Proverbs 8:1 KJV)  Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?  For pagans this leads to an endless round of circular reasoning.  Believers know that the proper answer is neither, God created both a chicken and a rooster because if He didn’t we would not have any eggs that could become chickens.  See how easy that was?

With “wisdom” (2451) and “understanding” (8394) it isn’t that easy.  Then again, maybe it is.  They seem to be designed to go around in circles.  When one increases, the other follows.  Both are rooted in the reality of an almighty God.

Wisdom begins in a proper fear of the Lord.  Without wisdom, knowledge is of limited use.  With wisdom knowledge is assembled and becomes understanding.  Wisdom adds the perspective that leads to understanding.  That perspective is the eternal, holy nature of God.  Without it you are like a man with a cow that has never had a calf.  Such a cow is good only for one time use as hamburger.  Properly prepared the cow can give years of milk and cheese.

So?  Are you after the kind of answers a Google search can give or do you want to really understand the nature of the universe.  For one, press “enter;” for the other, seek wisdom. 

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