Proverbs 8

“Does not wisdom call?” (v1).  The Scriptures urge us to pursue true wisdom with all our hearts.  The proverbs describe wisdom as the key to creating a good, satisfying life that glorifies God.  Wisdom includes factual knowledge, understanding, carefulness, and “the fear of the Lord” (v12-14), while its opposite is “pride and arrogance … the way of evil … perverted speech” (v13).  Poetically, wisdom is described as being by God’s side at the world’s creation, rejoicing and participating in God’s beautiful work (v22-31).

“Whoever finds me find life” (v35).  God wants us to grow in wisdom – knowledge about Him, ourselves, and the world – so that we can experience abundant life.