On the top of the heights beside the way, where the paths meet, stands Wisdom ;
At the gates at the entrance of the town, at the coming in at the doors, she cries out:
To you, O men, I call, and my voice is directed to the sons of men.
O you simple and thoughtless ones, understand prudence; you fools, be of an understanding heart.
Hear, for I will speak excellent and princely things; and the opening of my lips shall be for right things.
For my mouth shall utter truth, and wrongdoing is detestable and loathsome to my lips.
All the words of my mouth are righteous (upright and in right standing with God); there is nothing contrary to truth or crooked in them.
They are all plain to him who understands , and right to those who find knowledge .
Receive my instruction in preference to silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,
For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
I, Wisdom , make prudence my dwelling, and I find out knowledge and discretion.
The reverent fear and worshipful awe of the Lord the hatred of evil; pride, arrogance, the evil way, and perverted and twisted speech I hate.
I have counsel and sound knowledge, I have understanding, I have might and power.
By me kings reign and rulers decree justice.
By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges and governors of the earth.
I love those who love me, and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me.
Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation, and right standing with God).
My fruit is better than gold, yes, than refined gold, and my increase than choice silver.
I walk in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation), in the midst of the paths of justice,
That I may cause those who love me to inherit riches and that I may fill their treasuries.
The Lord formed and brought me forth at the beginning of His way, before His acts of old.
I was inaugurated and ordained from everlasting, from the beginning, before ever the earth existed.
When there were no deeps, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains laden with water.
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth,
While as yet He had not made the land or the fields or the first of the dust of the earth.
When He prepared the heavens, I was there; when He drew a circle upon the face of the deep and stretched out the firmament over it,
When He made firm the skies above, when He established the fountains of the deep,
When He gave to the sea its limit and His decree that the waters should not transgress His command, when He appointed the foundations of the earth--
Then I was See Wisdom here present and involved at creation as an attribute of God.beside Him as a master and director of the work; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing before Him always,
Rejoicing in His inhabited earth and delighting in the sons of men.
Now therefore listen to me, O you sons; for blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who keep my ways.
Hear instruction and be wise, and do not refuse or neglect it.
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
For whoever finds me finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord.
But he who misses me or sins against me wrongs and injures himself; all who hate me love and court death.
Summary: Our text reveals much about wisdom; what it is and from where it comes.
1- Wisdom calls from along life’s way
2- Wisdom speaks trustworthy things
3- Wisdom fears the Lord
4- Wisdom produces good fruit
Summary: Isaiah 53
1Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
The Doctor says, “You are going to die.”
Isaiah 53:5 ….and with his stripes we are healed.
The enemy says, “I will destroy you.”
Isaiah 54: 17No weapon that is formed
Summary: Wisdom endows its seekers and their life with true wealth (CIT). In this passage the beauty and grace of wisdom are set forth with the understanding that it can never be achieved without the fear of the Lord.
Summary: Wisdom leaves no doubt about the importance and meaning of her call. She comes near to mankind & seeks to win them by her noble & uplifting gifts. May we heed the call & follow heavenly wisdom's guidance.
Summary: Don’t get the idea that to serve God you have to be a minister, or a missionary, or on the staff of some Christian organization. Every job, if it is done in the power of the Holy Spirit, is a sacred job.
Summary: Many people are "directionall challenged". In other words, they have no goals in their lives and often end up in painful relationships and situations because they don’t plan to get anywhere in their lives.
Summary: TEXT: Proverbs 18:21
Our Words can bless, encourage, strengthen someone, and can bring the power of God on the scene. But words can also hurt, destroy, kill someone’s reputation, curse and damage people...
“Death and life are in the power
Summary: THE FAVOR OF GOD
Proverbs 8: 35For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
He began with favor from his father from a young age.
He found himself thrown in a pit.
Then sold to the Midianites – Strife.
Hen to Potifh
Summary: Lady Wisdom explains her sheer delight in being in the presence of Almighty God and witnessing His glory and grandeur. We are encouraged to join her in amazement at God’s ability to construct and sustain the Universe as well as our lives.