Wisdom continues her allocution to all mankind. She boldly declares “counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.”
Jesus next to a well pours out wise counsel. He told the woman there, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24)
Jesus pressing his finger into the ground spells out sound judgment. “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir” “Then neither do I condemn you. Go now and leave your life of sin.” (John 8:8-11)
Jesus confronting hypocrisy displays understanding, “Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….” He said to the paralytic, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” (Mark 2:8-11)
Jesus standing next to tombs shouts out power. “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” (John 11:41-44)
Jesus is wisdom.