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, April 8, 2014

Flights of Fancy?

(Pro 8:30 KJV)  Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

We seem to be talking about creation.  It would almost seem here that Wisdom is a reference to Christ.  It isn’t clear.  This is one of those places where I look for the thoughts of others I trust.  Adam Clarke, a scholar from the days of John Wesley, gives this caution.
“This is poetical and highly figurative; and they who think they find the deity of Jesus Christ in these metaphors should be very cautious how they apply such terms as these; so that while they are endeavoring to defend the truth, they may do nothing against the truth, in which most of them unhappily fail.”
Do I see indications here of the joyful relationship inside the trinity?  Yes.  Am I willing to make a doctrinal statement out of it?  No.

So?  There are times when we need to think for ourselves.  There are times we need to seek the wisdom of others.  Always look for insights into the things of God.  Sometimes they are a main course, sometimes a condiment.

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