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.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Gender Studies

(Pro 7:4 KJV) Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

I am used to the American culture where we personify things and give them a gender.  Thus ships are “she”.  I don’t know if that is the same in all cultures.  In Proverbs Wisdom is usually referred to as being feminine.  Is that cultural or does it have some deeper meaning?  Again the answer is, “Yes.”  We have a both/and situation.

Traditionally we think of women as being more intuitive.  That means they have a deeper understanding of things.  Many situations in life are not cut and dried.  Grey is more common than black or white.  Right and wrong can be murky.  That does not mean that we can put off decisions or stop moving.  It means that we need wisdom.

So?  Keep adding to the foundation that makes it possible to make the right choices.  It will involve facts and principles.  It is molded by the package into wisdom. 

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