Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 8:25 Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth, 26 before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world. 27 When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, 28 when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, 29 when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, 30 then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, 31 rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man.
In The Beginning
Throughout Proverbs we have continued to see Wisdom as a virtuous woman but now she begins to unveil herself from that metaphor and we receive more insight into who this person truly is. Something else has changed; Wisdom is now speaking in the first person.
This one who was with God before the world. When trillions of decisions were made on how each part of creation would interact with one another and mankind and how it would all be for the glory of God. When the Universe was being planned and drawn out as a blueprint. This one Proverbs speaks of, the mutual delight of God was a master participant in that Creation… When God said: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. (in Genesis 1:26) was he speaking of this one previously known as Wisdom?
John chapter 1 also unveils one who was there at Creation. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. … (Verse 14): And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
All Things Were Made Through Him
Long before the valleys low, mountains high and hills
Before the first grain of dust, on earth to fill the fields
I was before him filled with joy, and He was pleased with me
Twas all good, with no beginning, One God in Three
So when he marked and drew a circle, I too was there
And when he made the heavens, all this I shared
He steadied the sky and established the deep
He set boundaries for waters, they all heard him speak
He marked out the earth, I offered my hands
In his own image created We man
He sent me to earth and I willingly went
To the world I created now broken and bent
I was paid wages for their hatred and sin
For their good I lived, died and rose again
Yet it was for Gods glory, his praise and his name
That he chose you and made you, that his only Son came
This good news of great joy for the human race
Is all to the praise of his glorious grace