Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 8:22 "The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old. 23 Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. 24 When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.
Before the Beginning
Wisdom isn't a new thing. It has been around since the very very beginning of earth. And this verse seems to suggest that it's been around even longer than that. We serve an eternal God that's always possessed wisdom. And all that he has ever done is done with complete wisdom. It was present and active before creation, it was present and active at creation. It is present and active to this day. And as verses 1-5 says, wisdom seeks out and begs those who lack it to turn from their foolish ways and do whatever they must to attain her.