(Pro 8:24 KJV) When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
Is wisdom eternal? Is it an attribute of God or is He so far above wisdom that such a statement is an insult? It makes me wonder what “brought forth” (2342a) signifies. It seems to have the idea of twisting and turning. It implies birth in the course of great struggle. The older commentators drew parallels to the concept of “only begotten” relating to Jesus. If that has traction it could infer that wisdom is eternal but had to be squeezed into a form that humans could use.
It makes me wonder if the Pumice Pathetic Paraphrase would translate it “trotted out”.
So? The point is that the principles laid down in Biblical wisdom are consistent with the nature of God and His creation. We all benefit from making them a part of our lives.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
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