Wisdom is calling you to understand ‘wisdom’ and be of an ‘understanding’ heart [Proverbs 8:4-5].
Wisdom speaks of excellent things, all righteous as spoken with the ‘opening of My lips’, from the very breath of Yehovah through His Spirit [v.6].
All the words of My mouth shall speak truth [emet, in Hebrew]; and wickedness is an abomination to My lips [v.7]
All the words of My mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing perverted, or perverse in them [v.8].
Wisdom’s words are “plain” to him who understands, and right to them that find knowledge [v.9]. So one must first understand or have their eyes and ears and hearts open only by the very Ruach HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit of Yehovah. There is no true understanding nor knowledge without first receiving the “discipline and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold [v.10]”.
I, Wisdom, dwell with insight, and find out knowledge and foresight [v.12].
“The fear of YHVH” with reverence, worship, and awe is central; the things Yehovah loves, we love; the things He hates become things we object to also: evil, pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverted mouth, “that do I hate” [v.13].
Counsel is Mine, and sound wisdom: I AM understanding; I have strength [v.14].
By Wisdom, kings reign, and rulers decree righteousness. By wisdom rulers, nobles and judges rule [v.15 & 16].
WISDOM in Hebrew = “chokmah” skillful, wisely, with wit in a good sense ; from “chaw-kam“, to be wise, in mind, work or action.
“Chochmah” is feminine in the Hebrew. Wisdom, in the plural, is “chochmot”. Wisdom is referred to as “she” as in “her house”. Men should love “wisdom” as “she” reigns!
I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me [v.17].
Why seek Wisdom? Wisdom says, “Riches and honor are with Me, durable and righteous My fruit is better than fine gold and choice silver. I lead in the paths of righteousness and justice. I cause those that love Me to inherit substance and fill their treasures. [v.18-21]
As the Son of Yehovah who descends into humanity to sanctify the world, Wisdom was with Yehovah from before the Beginning or Beresheet [see John 1:1] and dwells in us as “she” builds the house.
Yehovah possessed Me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old. I [Wisdom] was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth was. When there were no depths [abyss, see Genesis 1:2], I [Wisdom] was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with waters [prior to the downfall of man and his need for “wells of Salvation (Yeshua)”, Isaiah 12:3]. ~ Proverbs 8:22-24]
>Wisdom was brought forth before the mountains, the hills, the earth, and the fields , “the highest part of the dust of the world “[v.25 & 26].
When He prepared the heavens, I was there; when He set the compass [for direction, “magnetic” North, East to the right] 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, having gladness always before Him…and My delights were with the sons of men [v.27-31].
Wisdom says , “Listen to Me…[v.32”]! “How happy are they who guard My ways. Hear discipline, and be wise, and refuse it not [v.33]!
Happy is the man who listens to Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors [v.34]
For whoever finds Me finds life [chayim], and shall obtain favor from YHVH [v.35]
“But he that sins against Me wrongs his own being: all they that hate Me love death [v.36]”!
Yeshua the Messiah says, “I AM the Resurrection and the Life: he that believes in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live [John 11:25]”.
Woe to those seeing themselves as wise, esteeming themselves as clever~ Isaiah 5:21
Woe to those who think they are wise and regard themselves as clever? Is there “good” wisdom , “better and best”?
James 3:17 But the WISDOM that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.
WISDOM: PURE—> PEACE-LOVING—>CONSIDERATE—>SUBMISSIVE—>MERCIFULL—>GOOD FRUIT—>SINCERITY
I, WISDOM, dwell together with prudence, I possess knowledge and discretion;
To fear the LORD is to hate evil;
I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech,
Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power. [Proverbs 8:12-14]
PRUDENCE in Hebrew is “‘ormah“, discretion, guile [in a good sense], subtlety, wilily and wisdom.
PILLAR in Hebrew is “‘ammuwd“, a column, stand, platform , from the verb “‘aw-mad”, to stand, abide behind, appoint, ordain, arise, dwell or raise up.
WISDOM abides with [PRUDENCE] —> [KNOWLEDGE] and [DISCRETION];
[FEAR OF YHVH] = hate evil pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech! =
[HUMILITY] and [ETHICS] –> [COUNSEL] and [SOUND JUDGEMENT] —> [INSIGHT] and [POWER]
This “pure” WISDOM dwells with PRUDENCE leading us to KNOWLEDGE and DISCRETION; however, FEAR OR REVERANCE OF YHVH in us arises to actually “hate” the sin, but of course, love the “sinner”! Pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech will become “a bad taste” which we will want to spit out! ETHICS with HUMILITY allows COUNSEL and STRONG JUDGEMENT to guide our behavior. We then have great INSIGHT and POWER in His Holy Spirit [RUACH HAKODESH] as we are led by Him.
Proverbs 9:1 WISDOM hath built her house, and carved out her 7 pillars.
WISDOM builds ‘herself’ places to abide. Her foundation includes 7 pillars: these 7 [ the # of perfection] : [INSTRUCTION] [KNOWLEDGE] [HUMILITY] [FEAR OF YHVH] [INSIGHT] [SOUND JUDGEMENT] [COUNSEL]. This is where she will abide.
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever.~ Daniel 12:3
Many shall be purified, and made white through Tribulation; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the WISE shall understand.~ Daniel 12:10
Be wise and get “Wisdom”; let “her” build her house in you; be happy! Shalom in Yeshua who is Wisdom! known also as “the Word” or “the Living Torah” and also ” Memra”.
My prayer is that all read, contemplate, chew, meditate on this word. His [INSTRUCTION]–> [KNOWLEDGE]–> [HUMILITY]–> [FEAR OF YHVH]–> [INSIGHT]–> [SOUND JUDGEMENT]–> [COUNSEL]. This is where POWER and GLORY abide .