Lesson 59

Wisdom is fundamental as Proverbs 8:22-31 states:

“The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works,
before his deeds of old;

I was appointed from eternity,
from the beginning, before the world began.

When there were no oceans, I was given birth,
when there were no springs abounding with water;

before the mountains were settled in place,
before the hills, I was given birth,

before he made the earth or its fields
or any of the dust of the world.

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 the craftsman 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.”

This imagery states that wisdom is the foundation of everything solid and good. Before any actions are taken, wisdom should be there. It is needed everywhere. It is needed before building something, before changing course in life, before engaging in anything.

Do you consult wisdom before you act on anything? Do you just react or go on the advice of others? Do you just follow your emotions?

How fundamental is wisdom in your life? How much do you want it as the foundation of your decisions?