The bible is extremely rich in word pictures which help us, unwittingly in understanding its message. Here in Proverbs the imagery is used of two Ladies: Wisdom and Folly who will help us understand these concepts better.
This week Koos Kombuis , wrote in his weekly article some ideas about how to cope with the lock-down situation. Amongst others he spoke of spending time in communion with an imaginary lady who is inside him whom he called Sophy. This is really quite interesting because Sophy is the name for wisdom. As far as I know he is not a Christian.
There is much written about the wisdom literature in the bible and I don’t want this to become an in depth study on wisdom but we need to understand some basics. So while the book of proverbs is intensely practical, it is nevertheless not simply a list of rules to obey.
So what is the difference between all the activities of life, whether good or bad (like making a living) and how to live life? cf Eccl 2:24-26.
How can we live in safety and not fear harm? Psa 112 and Prov 1:33. (What is the connection between one who is under God’s blessing and one who listens?)
How do we gain wisdom?
Since we are now living under the Gospel, how does wisdom relate to the ministry and person of Jesus?
Just some thoughts for the evening. Think through them and listen to Jesus.
- What is wisdom?
- Wisdom, humility and understanding (listening).
- Wisdom as Diligence.
- Choose to Listen to Instruction and Gain Wisdom.
- Wisdom and Generosity.
- More on wisdom and integrity.
- Can I lose My Salvation?
- The Gospel - Proclaiming Him in whom is Hidden all Wisdom and Knowledge.
- Wisdom expressed as trust.
- Suggestions for a more meaningful quiet time with Jesus.