Wast thou that eternal Word and wisdom, who was the prime manager of that great affair? He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. 3:31 . As by an eternal generation he was brought forth of the Father, so by an eternal counsel he was brought up with him, which intimates, not only the infinite love of the Father to the Son, who is therefore called the Son of his love (Col. 1:13 ), but the mutual consciousness and good understanding that were between them concerning the work of man’s redemption, which the Son was to undertake, and about which the counsel of peace was between them both, Zec. 35:8 . My neighbor is intelligence. II. God’s ministers are appointed to testify to people both publicly and from house to house. 2. In Proverbs 1:20-33, Solomon describes wisdom as a woman. So when John speaks of the Word (the [@Logos]), he teaches the true Hebrew idea of a personal, creating God, thus using Philo's word to reject and contradict Philo's thought."[24]. "[25] Of course, the paramount application of these verses relates them either to the obedience or the rejection of Jesus Christ. The Word was eternal, and had a being before the world, before the beginning of time; and therefore it must follow that it was from eternity. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. They shall be happy in the success of their enquiries after him: "Those that seek me early, seek an acquaintance with me and an interest in me, seek me early, that is, seek me earnestly, seek me first before any thing else, that begin betimes in the days of their youth to seek me, they shall find what they seek.’’ Christ shall be theirs, and they shall be his. (2.) The skies above us ARE INDEED FIRM. Those that offend Christ do the greatest wrong to themselves; they wrong their own souls; they wound their own consciences, bring a blot and stain upon their souls, which renders them odious in the eyes of God, and unfit for communion with him; they deceive themselves, disturb themselves, destroy themselves. Proverbs 8. "Hear instruction and be wise; let it be a means to make you wise in ordering your conversation.’’ What we know is known in vain if it do not make us wise, v. 33.II. John Trapp Complete Commentary. "To say that God at first lacked Wisdom by which he would create all things, and that He had first either to create it or learn it is absurd. 5. Proverbs 3:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Proverbs 3:7, NIV: "Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil." Verse 22. No; thou art of yesterday.’’ But here the Son of God, referring, as it should seem, to the discourse God had with Job, declares himself to have been engaged in that which Job could not pretend to be a witness of and a worker in, the creation of the world. Ps. Verses 32-36 We have here the application of Wisdom’s discourse; the design and tendency of it is to bring us all into an entire subjection to the laws of religion, to make us wise and good, not to fill our heads with speculations, or our tongues with disputes, but to rectify what is amiss in our hearts and lives. O Israel! His personality and distinct subsistence, one with the Father and of the same essence, and yet a person of himself, whom the Lord possessed (v. 22), who was set up (v. 23), was brought forth (v. 24, v. 25), was by him (v. 30), for he was the express image of his person, Heb. He that has the Son of God has life, eternal life, and he shall obtain favour of the Lord, who is well-pleased with all those that are in Christ; nor can we obtain God’s favour, unless we find Christ and be found in him.III. thou hast destroyed thyself. Proverbs 31:1-9 addresses an earthly king, Lemuel, in the voice of his father. March 11, 2013 When we last looked at the Book of Proverbs we had left off with Proverbs 1:7 which we stated was the theme or motto of the book. 42:1 ), and he also rejoiced always before him. It has a great influence upon public affairs and the well-governing of all societies, v. 14. Proverbs 8:22-31 gets a lot of attention because of verse 30, where someone was “beside” God “like a master workman.” Christians are used to thinking in these terms because Jesus is cast as God’s agent of creation (Col 1:16; 1 Cor 8:16). Yet attention to the words of Christ, will guide the most ignorant into saving knowledge of the truth. They are left to ruin themselves, and Wisdom will not hinder them, because they have set at nought all her counsel. Whatever may have been the satisfaction experienced by devout minds in reading this chapter, as if it contained the words of Christ and evidence of His pre-existent Divinity, I dare not withhold what I believe to be the true principle of interpretation. "The Christological interpretation of this chapter has existed from the earliest Christian centuries. She was a “craftsman at his side” (v. 30). Before the sea was (v. 24), when there were no depths in which the waters were gathered together, no fountains from which those waters might arise, none of that deep on which the Spirit of God moved for the production of the visible creation, Gen. 1:2 . And men’s own hearts sometimes speak aloud to them; there are clamours of conscience, as well as whispers. and delighting in mankind. If Solomon himself designed only the praise of wisdom as it is an attribute of God, by which he made the world and governs it, so to recommend to men the study of that wisdom which belongs to them, yet the Spirit of God, who indited what he wrote, carried him, as David often, to such expressions as could agree to no other than the Son of God, and would lead us into the knowledge of great things concerning him. 5. This verse says that, "Wisdom is eternal. Of the pleasure which the Father took in the operations of the Son, when he made the world; God saw every thing that the Son made, and, behold, it was very good, it pleased him, and therefore his Son was daily, day by day, during the six days of the creation, upon that account, his delight, Ex. We have already noted the stupidity of that argument, on the grounds that the passage does not even mention Christ. Proverbs 8:8, ESV: "All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them." Of the satisfaction they had in each other, with reference to the great work of man’s redemption. Choose a verse from 'Proverbs 8' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org "These several expressions all say that Wisdom is eternal."[21]. This speaks much the honour of this eternal Wisdom, for by this instance God proves himself a God greatly to be feared (Jer. Every word of God is true; there are not so much as pious frauds in it, nor are we imposed upon in that which is told us for our good. 1:20 . Wisdom’s Call. Proverbs 8 Remember that wise words are important. 6 Conceitedness of ourselves, pride and arrogancy, are sins which Christ hates, and so do all those who have the Spirit of Christ; every one hates them in others, but we must hate them in ourselves. Christ is a faithful witness, is the truth itself; wickedness (that is, lying) is an abomination to his lips. He finds life, for he shall obtain favour of the Lord, and in his favour is life. Wisdom explains herself (v. 23): I was set up from everlasting. Spiritual and eternal things are the only real and substantial things. While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields. It is not enough to hearken unto Wisdom’s words, but we must keep her ways (v. 32), do every thing that she prescribes, keep within the hedges of her ways, and not transgress them, keep in the tracks of her ways, proceed and persevere in them. Does not understanding raise her voice? The foolish man knows not how to go to the city (Eccl. Commentary on Proverbs 8:1-11 (Read Proverbs 8:1-11) The will of God is made known by the works of creation, and by the consciences of men, but more clearly by Moses and the prophets. It is either you trust God or yourself. (Job. From all this he infers that the right knowledge of those things, such as transforms us into the image of them, is to be preferred before all the wealth of this world (v. 10, v. 11): Receive my instruction, and not silver. Proverbs 8 – In Praise of Wisdom. Doth not wisdom cry? Chapter 8 The word of God is two-fold, and, in both senses, is wisdom; for a word without wisdom is of little value, and wisdom without a word is of little use. They are proclaimed aloud (v. 1): Does not Wisdom cry? This, of course, is totally apart from the fact that the Septuagint (LXX) mistranslation of Proverbs 8:22, upon which the Arians based their heresy, was simply that, a mistranslation. 6:13 . God silenced and humbled Job by asking him, "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? 42:1 . In this instance, a stranger to God. He was no less active when, on the second day, he stretched out the firmament, the vast expanse, and set that as a compass upon the face of the depth (v. 27), surrounded it on all sides with that canopy, that curtain. Be it spoken to the honour of religion that, however it is unjustly accused, it is so far from making men conceited and sour that there is nothing more directly contrary to it than pride and passion, nor which it teaches us more to detest.III. Mishlei - Proverbs - Chapter 8 « Previous Chapter 7. All of these expressions find their full explanation in the New Testament; and that is why Christian theologians for centuries have seen Jesus Christ as the Wisdom of God who is mentioned in this remarkable passage. (Proverbs 8:12) Verse 12 is expressing the sound depths and reliability of God’s wisdom: “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.” The wisdom of God does not speak hastily or superficially; it does not judge according to mere appearance; on the contrary, it goes to the very heart and core of a matter, it speaks and reveals what is true. We learned earlier that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. IV. III. The word of God is two-fold, and, in both senses, is wisdom; for a word without wisdom is of little value, and wisdom without a word is of little use. "Proverbs 8:6-9 here form a group of aphorisms, all saying substantially the same thing, with variations of phraseology. 27:14 . We are concerned to hear; for, 1. 1 Does not wisdom call out? They are of inestimable value. i. In this connection, it must be remembered that the wisdom mentioned here was that knowledge by which heaven and earth were created. And therefore Wisdom says, By me kings reign (v. 15, v. 16), that is, 1. Proud member They are of unquestionable truth. The promises are their bonds, Christ is their surety, and both substantial. 1–9, chap. When the fountains of the deep became strong. "[7] Men should heed the words of Wisdom because they are true, righteous, valuable, more desirable than gold, just, holy and absolutely devoid of anything crooked or corrupt. II. There is a difference. The redeemer is the eternal Word and wisdom, the Logos. A list of 680 English Proverbs. Proverbs 8. Are they to be understood as speaking of Christ; or, are they merely a personification of Wisdom in the literary and poetic sense alone? To all that are his he is made of God both strength and wisdom; in him they are laid up for us, that we may both know and do our duty. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. You should be able to hear the wise words. He was alumnus patris—the Father’s pupil, as I may say, trained up from eternity for that service which in time, in the fulness of time, he was to go through with, and is therein taken under the special tuition and protection of the Father; he is my servant whom I uphold, Isa. Eliphaz, to convince Job of his inability to judge of the divine counsels, asks him (Job. 12:9), along with some proverbs of others whom Solomon likely influenced. Salem Media Group. Wisdom dwells with prudence; for prudence is the product of religion and an ornament to religion; and there are more witty inventions found out with the help of the scripture, both for the right understanding of God’s providences and for the effectual countermining of Satan’s devices and the doing of good in our generation, than were ever discovered by the learning of the philosophers or the politics of statesmen. 4. Proverbs 8:17-21 teach men how to make life a success, in the worldly sense." Though Proverbs is a book that focuses on practical life, it is founded on this important principle: wisdom begins with a right relationship with God. (12-21) Christ one with the Father, in the creation of the world, and rejoicing in his work for the salvation of man. Proverbs 8:4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. When he established the heavens, I was there: When he set a circle upon the face of the deep. It will bring us in a better price, be to us a better portion; show it forth, and it will be a better ornament than jewels and precious stones of the greatest value. "Hearken unto me, O you children!’’ v. 32. The adulterous woman spoke in secret, the oracles of the heathen muttered, but Wisdom speaks openly; truth seeks no corners, but gladly appeals to the light. Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth [are] in righteousness; [there is] nothing froward or perverse in them.. Ver. 8. The fear of the "I wisdom have made prudence my dwelling. This morning we continue our series, “Unlocking the Power of Proverbs – Walking in the Wisdom of God.” In this text Solomon tells us that Lady Wisdom will give us prudence. The latter part of Proverbs 8 depicts Wisdom as the first of God’s creations, born before the world was created (Proverbs 8:25). The initial question is proposed in verse 1. Ordinary human intelligence dramatically refutes such a corrupt rendition. The doom passed upon all those that reject Wisdom and her proposals, v. 36. Proverbs 8:30 Then I was by him, [as] one brought up [with him]: and I was daily [his] delight, rejoicing always before him;. Instruction must not only be heard, but received. 1:2 ; Col. 1:16 . He is pushy (froward). "[20] The RSV translators, seeing that this contradicted their false rendition of Proverbs 8:22, made it read, "Ages ago"; but unless we are willing to allow modern unbelievers to re-write the holy Bible to please themselves, we should reject their changes out of hand. The Son also rejoiced always before him, delighted to do his will (Ps. Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. They shall have as much riches and honour as Infinite Wisdom sees good for them (v. 18); they are with Christ, that is, he has them to give, and whether he will see fit to give them to us must be referred to him. 9:18 . of "Great controversy for ages has raged over the word from which the various words, made, possessed, and created have been translated. We must be very humble in our attendance on divine instructions, and be glad of any place, even the meanest, so we may but be within hearing of them, as David, who would gladly be a door-keeper in the house of God. The destructive critics writing in the International Critical Commentary have perverted this passage by identifying it with Babylonian mythology, affirming that the Bible here teaches that, "The sky was a solid dome supported on pillars, that there were two oceans, one beneath the earth and another above that solid dome, and that the rain came down when God opened the windows of heaven (Genesis 7:11). 2 At the highest point along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 3 beside the gate leading into the city, at the entrance, she cries aloud: 4 “To you, O people, I call out; 1 Does not wisdom call out? His church was the habitable part of his earth, made habitable for him, that the Lord God might dwell even among those that had been rebellious; and this he rejoiced in, in the prospect of seeing his seed. He finds life, for he shall obtain favour of the Lord, and in his favour is life. Concerning the Son of God observe here,I. Some are, indeed, the result of people pondering and crafting language, such as some by Confucius, Plato, Baltasar Gracián, etc.Others are taken from such diverse sources as poetry, stories, songs, commercials, advertisements, movies, literature, etc. Proverbs 8:6-9. Joy in God is substantial joy, solid and well-grounded. We see that the evil man is crooked and perverse. Yes (Proverbs 8:35): Whoso finds me finds life, that is, all happiness, all that good which he needs or can desire. So also in Proverbs the chair or throne symbolizes a seat of honor (cf. 1. Wisdom rejoiced, not so much in the rich products of the earth, or the treasures hid in the bowels of it, as in the habitable parts of it, for her delights were with the sons of men; not only in the creation of man is it spoken with a particular air of pleasure (Gen. 1:26 ), Let us make man, but in the redemption and salvation of man. "I was by him ... a master workman ... daily his delight ... rejoicing always before him ... and my delight was with the sons of men" (Proverbs 8:30-31). V. The gracious concern he had for mankind, v. 31. (8:12) Witty Inventions and Ideas (Prov 8:12 KJV) I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. They are often metaphorical in nature. Earlier verses addressed the tendency of kings to overindulge in sex through the collecting of harems and thus being destroyed. Verses 12-21 Wisdom here is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; it is Christ in the word and Christ in the heart, not only Christ revealed to us, but Christ revealed in us. The Gifts of Wisdom - Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? When, on the first day of the creation, in the very beginning of time, God said, Let there be light, and with a word produced it, this eternal Wisdom was that almighty Word: Then I was there, when he prepared the heavens, the fountain of that light, which, whatever it is here, is there substantial. The things revealed are worthy to be known, well worthy of all acceptation. Though they are level to the capacity of the meanest, yet there is that in them which will be entertainment for the greatest. While we have God’s works before our eyes, and his word in our hand, we may be every day hearing Wisdom, and learning instruction from her. The infinite complacency which the Father had in him, and he in the Father (v. 30): I was by him, as one brought up with him. [1.] The things of this world may fill men’s bellies (Ps. 2. We must hear Wisdom’s words, (1.) Wisdom brings good things to them; long life, wealth and honour (verse 16). 8. not to you, O scholars! [2.] 1 Will … (1.) Quite inconsistently, they deny many plain and literal statements of God's Word, making light of Christians who believe them; and then, they themselves will deliberately literalize any figurative passage that may serve their purpose. “The verb qanah can mean either ‘possess’ or ‘create.’ The older versions chose ‘possess’; otherwise it might sound as if … Play Audio: Fear and hate are good! In Proverbs 1, Wisdom is angry with evil people. REVELATION OF ETERNAL WISDOM'S PART IN CREATION. Can you identify a scorner and a wise man? 10:34 . Now, The will of God revealed to us for our salvation is here largely represented to us as easy to be known and understood, that none may have an excuse for their ignorance or error, and as worthy to be embraced, that none may have an excuse for their carelessness and unbelief.I. Commentary on Proverbs 8:1-11 (Read Proverbs 8:1-11) The will of God is made known by the works of creation, and by the consciences of men, but more clearly by Moses and the prophets. These are also mentioned in Proverbs 1:4. It is the word of God, the whole compass of divine revelation; it is God the Word, in whom all divine revelation centres; it is the soul formed by the word; it is Christ formed in the soul; it is religion in the purity and power of it. &c.] Christ, who is the Wisdom of God; (See Gill on Proverbs 1:20); and which clearly appears from his subsistence with the Father, his eternal existence, and from many personal properties, characters, and actions ascribed to him throughout the whole of this chapter, and in the following. Submissively, and with a willing heart (v. 33): "Hear instruction, and refuse it not, either as that which you need not or as that which you like not; it is offered you as a kindness, and it is at your peril if you refuse it.’’ Those that reject the counsel of God reject it against themselves, Lu. Wisdom is personified as a woman here and Proverbs 8:4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. We must prefer religion before riches, and look upon it that, if we have the knowledge and fear of God in our hearts, we are really more happy and better provided for every condition of life than if we had ever so much silver and gold. "[12] However, it is in the application of the principles of the true Wisdom in the moral and spiritual phases of one's life that by far the greatest rewards of Wisdom are to be received. 12:25 . All divine revelation is the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, and here we are told who and what he is, as God, designed in the eternal counsels to be the Mediator between God and man. We must receive instruction as the main matter, and then be indifferent whether we receive silver or no; nay, we must not receive it as our portion and reward, as the rich man in his life-time received his good things. "Not only in the common lives of common men, but also in the exercise of the very highest sovereignties, men must have this Wisdom in order to succeed. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. An assurance of happiness to all those that do hearken to Wisdom. Unbelieving critics love to literalize Biblical passages for the purpose of denying the truth. O sons of men! Their punishment will be very just, for they wilfully bring it upon themselves. They are nothing but common and traditional sayings which explain some truth. This poem is a speech. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. Particularly to hate pride and passion, those two common and dangerous sins. They are wonderfully acceptable and agreeable to those who take them aright, who understand themselves aright, who have not their judgments blinded and biassed by the world and the flesh, are not under the power of prejudice, are taught of God, and whose understanding he has opened, who impartially seek knowledge, take pains for it, and have found it in the enquiries they have hitherto made. [3.] Wisdom’s doctrines, upon which her laws are founded, are such as we may venture our immortal souls upon: My mouth shall speak truth (v. 7), the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, for it is a testimony to the world. They have refused her advice. Earlier verses addressed the tendency of kings to overindulge in sex through the collecting of harems and thus being destroyed. 4:32; Eccl. That motto is simple that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge or wisdom.” Proverbs 1:8-9. 90:2 , Before the mountains were brought forth. Explanation of Main Idea. They are divine and heavenly things, so excellent that, in comparison with them, all other learning is but children’s play. All divine revelation passes through his hand, and centres in him; but of him as the personal Wisdom, the second person in the Godhead, in the judgment of many of the ancients, Solomon here speaks (v. 22-31). But before the hills was the eternal Word brought forth. Glorious things are here spoken of this excellent person, this excellent thing.I. The current tragedy is that the RSV has erroneously translated this verse as, "The Lord created me at the beginning of his work." How, in the name of all that is reasonable, could God have created that Wisdom by which the worlds were made, if he did not indeed already possess it? It is absolutely impossible that the RSV is correct in this rendition. Then I was by him.] This is the line which the Septuagint (LXX) translated, "The Lord made me the beginning of his ways. "Hear, for I will speak excellent things; And the opening of my lips shall be right things. She again warns against disobeying her commandments."[4]. (AJ) I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, 31 rejoicing in his whole world. What a contrast there is between the woman Wisdom, as depicted here, and the woman Vice as revealed in the previous chapter! Proverbs come from a variety of sources. He does not walk upright. This may be understood either, 1. Wisdom’s Call. In order to this, here is,I. Proverbs 8:10 in all English translations. Proverbs 8:12. Problem: Many commentators have claimed that the person identified as wisdom in Proverbs 8:22–31 is Jesus, because 1 Corinthians 1:30 states that Jesus is the wisdom of God. "The things mentioned in this verse are attributes of God Himself."[10]. Wherever it is, it is understanding, it has strength; it will be all that to us that we need, both for services and sufferings. I have might" (Proverbs 8:14). All the words.] Let Wisdom’s children justify Wisdom by hearkening to her and show themselves to be indeed her children. 2. Furthermore, even the Septuagint (LXX) statement that, "The Lord made me (Wisdom) the beginning of his ways," in no way suggests that God needed to create wisdom. We must raise our expectations of these instructions, and hearken to them with care, and patience, and perseverance, must watch and wait, as Christ’s hearers, that hanged on him to hear him, as the word in the original is (Lu. The great problem in the chapter is the interpretation of Proverbs 8:22-31. The word is used 49 times in Proverbs, eighteen times in Ecclesiastes, and three times elsewhere. The book of Proverbs begins with several speeches of a father urging his son to listen to the instruction of his parents (Prov. 3. Wisdom in Proverbs 8 is a way of speaking of God that shows how deeply and eagerly God wishes to be known and tended to. Verses 1-11 The will of God revealed to us for our salvation is here largely represented to us as easy to be known and understood, that none may have an excuse for their ignorance or error, and as worthy to be embraced, that none may have an excuse for their carelessness and unbelief.I. When a teacher was raised to the position of professor, he was presented with an actual chair as a symbol of his elevated status in the world of learning. Christ by his Spirit guides believers into all truth, and so leads them in the way of righteousness, and they walk after the Spirit. Religion sometimes helps to make people rich and great in this world, gains them a reputation, and so increases their estates; and the riches which Wisdom gives to her favourites have these two advantages:—[1.] How able, how fit, is the Son of God to be the Saviour of the world, who was the Creator of it!IV. In verse 5, this was contrasted with someone gullible or naïve (Proverbs 8:5). This is that fruit of wisdom which is better than gold, than fine gold, it leads us in the way of righteousness, shows us that way and goes before us in it, the way that God would have us walk in and which will certainly bring us to our desired end. They reign by him, and therefore ought to reign for him. The speaker is the woman called Wisdom. The way of religion is a highway, and the way-faring men, though fools, shall not err therein, Isa. No, thou wast not. This way indeed had no beginning, for God’s purposes in himself are eternal like himself, but God speaks to us in our own language. Explanation and Commentary on Proverbs 31:8-9. Whatever we can sit down and wish for of the wealth of this world would, if we had it, be unworthy to be compared with the advantages that attend serious godliness. They are proclaimed where they are most needed. Those rule well whom religion rules.IV. And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. The chief difficulty is to get men to attend to instruction. This happens again in Proverbs 3:13-18. Doth not Wisdom cry . 1. 2. Christ is Wisdom, and he that finds Christ, that obtains an interest in him, he finds life; for Christ is life to all believers. We must be diligent hearers of the word; for how can we believe in him of whom we have not heard? Explanation and Commentary on Proverbs 31:8-9. The passage merely says that God made it the beginning (or foundation) of all his works; and God could not possibly have done THAT unless he did indeed already possess Wisdom. 3:9 ; Heb. 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