Wisdom is the subject of the verses for yesterday and today’s readings…that, and many strong words about avoiding evil and those who love evil, and about the pitfalls of adultery.
What was interesting to me especially was the personification of wisdom as found in Proverbs 8:
23 I was appointed [d] from eternity,
from the beginning, before the world began.
Is Wisdom, as described in this proverb, an allusion to Jesus? Or an aspect of God’s character? It’s definitely something to ponder…and wisdom is what I need more than ever as I navigate the parenting waters with an eleven year old, beautiful daughter, who has questions, doubts and needs that only the Lord can fulfill. Oh, how I remember the pain of forming new friendships, of trying to be friends with a group of people who already had established relationships! I remember feeling perplexed when I attempted to join in on a conversations only to be dismissed by the others as unimportant enough to even acknowledge.
People can be very cruel indeed. Thankfully our Lord is not. He has our back. And my prayer tonight is that tomorrow at church He will show His glory to my girl…to restore her faith in His unlimited abilities…to breathe new friendships into her life and to give her a deeper relationship with Himself.
Now that I think about it, that’s a prayer that I echo for myself!
Nothing is impossible where the Lord and wisdom abound.