Tag: Proverbs 8

BDBD is Proverbs 8:32-36

Wisdom calls all people her sons. No one is excluded from listening to her (32). Anyone can keep wisdom’s ways. Blessed is the person who listens to wisdom (34). When I was young I wanted to be blessed for to me this meant God gave me good things no matter what I had done, was […]

BDBD is Proverbs 8:22-31

Wisdom is still speaking. She was brought forth first before anything else was created. Wisdom was created in the beginning. The principle of wisdom is woven into everything; a craftsman at the side of the creator (30). This is important to know for living by the principle within all creations is easier than fighting against […]

BDBD is Proverbs 8:14

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 […]

BDBD is Proverbs 8:13.

Fear the Lord = hate evil. This is not hating others because they are evil nor because they do evil. These words are instructions to keep from thinking evil thoughts and from doing evil acts. Fearing the Lord is knowing that I will be held accountable for all my acts. The Lord is clear in […]

BDBD is Proverbs 8:12

Wisdom and prudence dwell together like husband and wife (12). Prudence is care and good sense that is shown when making a decision or taking action and it is cautious care in the management of resources, economy, family, body, and mind. Knowledge and discretion are another couple. They are owned by wisdom (12). Discretion is […]

BDBD is Proverbs 8:7-11

Wisdom declares that she detests wickedness. The Hebrew word “resha” (also “rasha”) appears 64 times in the Old Testament. The Greek word “poneros” appears 76 times in the New Testament. What is wickedness in the Bible? Wickedness and evil are that which is opposed to God and His purposes or that which, defined from human […]

BDBD is Proverbs 8:1-6

Wisdom is personified as a female calling to everyone who walks in and out of the city gates and this way and that way down the paths, streets, and highways (1-3). Her sister understanding is there alongside raising her voice (1). What is wisdom and what is understanding that anyone and everyone can hear? Wisdom […]