“The Love Of Christ Jesus”/Wisdom’s Call cont’d

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Love Lifted Me”, Bishop Leonard Scott – Chorus: Love lifted me, Love lifted me.  When nothing else could help, Love lifted me!

“Wisdom’s Call”, cont’d, Proverbs 8:22) The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His Way, before His Works of old.  John 1:1.  23) I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.  Micah 5:2.  24) When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.  25) Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:  Job 16:7.  26) While as yet He had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part (or the chief part) of the dust of the world.  27) When He prepared the Heavens, I was there:  when He set a compass (or a circle) upon the face of the depth:  28) When He established the clouds above:  when He strengthened the fountains of the deep:  29) When He gave to the sea His Decree, that the waters should not pass His Commandment:  when He appointed the foundations of the earth:  Job 38:4.  30) Then I was by Him, as one brought up with Him:  and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him,  John 1:1, 2, 18.  31) Rejoicing in the habitable part of His Earth, and my delights were with the sons of men.  32) Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye, children:  for blessed are they that keep my ways.  Luke 11:28.  33) Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.  34) Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.  35) For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.  John 3:16, 36.  36) But He that sinneth against me wrongeth His own soul:  all they that hate me love death.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v22-31, This section in ch. 8 describes wisdom’s role in creation.  The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His Way:  The Hebrew verb for possessed can mean “brought forth” or “created”.  Melchizedek used the same word to identify God as Creator of the universe (Genesis 14:19).  God, Who is ever wise, produced wisdom; God who possesses all knowledge, brought forth knowledge.  Wisdom had a beginning only in the sense that God singled it out for special display at that time; insofar as it is one of God’s perfections, it has always existed.  v32-36, Now therefore, listen to me my children:  Wisdom offers blessing and life to those who heed her, but cursing and death to those who hate her.  Wisdom’s gracious invitation is more desirable than anything and an invitation to a Blessed Life.  Amen. 

More to come and God Bless You.    

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