“I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the forward mouth, do I hate.
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.”
The journey of wisdom can be heard and seen in the most high places there are. Wisdom speaks in the open, on city streets and at their gateways. Wisdom does not speak seductively in the cover of night; no she stands in the higher parts of the city and goes anywhere where people are found in great numbers. This is where you will find wisdom.
She is not willing to see any perish. Her message is for all, for all people are her concern. She pleads with the simple minded and the fools to exert their understanding, and to direct their heart towards wisdom.
The words of wisdom are excellent, from the mouth of wisdom proceeds only those things that are right and true. The speech of wisdom is a great contrast to the speech of sinners. If you walk with wisdom you will be able to discern the speech of the righteous and the utterances of those who are an abomination.
All the talking done in the world today can be discerned as good or evil to a man of wisdom. The very words of wisdom are to those who practice hearing wise words, of greater value that silver or gold or jewels. Seek out wisdom and find God waiting there for you.
All glory to God
His humble servant Lee M Buchanan