Entry #1 from The 20 (+) Creation Stories in the Bible.
There are many places in the Bible that can inform our understanding of how we all came into existence. This series is for your enjoyment.
“The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works,
before his deeds of old;
I was formed long ages ago,
at the very beginning, when the world came to be.
When there were no watery depths, I was given birth,
when there were no springs overflowing with water;
before the mountains were settled in place,
before the hills, I was given birth,
before he made the world or its fields
or any of the dust of the earth.
I was there when he set the heavens in place,
when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
when he established the clouds above
and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
when he gave the sea its boundary
so the waters would not overstep his command,
and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
Then I was constantly at his side.
I was filled with delight day after day,
rejoicing always in his presence,
rejoicing in his whole world
and delighting in mankind.
Wisdom is revealed in 5 marvelous ways here.
- She is female in gender.
- Wisdom is not the Creator (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
- She was the first of the Creator’s works.
- She is a person, not just a force.
- We must seek her and pay attention to her.
Wisdom is much more than a category of thought in Webster’s dictionary. In this account in Proverbs, Wisdom is revealed as one member of the Lord’s great Heavenly Host!
Glory to God!