Wisdom Says: Wisdom Feels

“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.” (Proverbs 8:30-31)

Not only is Wisdom the key to finding a successful life. Not only does she provide the path to wealth beyond riches. Not only was she created by God and instrumental in creating the universe. She’s also emotional.

hurting_350She is no cold system for getting ahead in the world, a secret shortcut to making good decisions. She’s not like counting cards (for gamblers) or inputting a cheat code (for gamers) to discover the will of God. Solomon wants us to think of her as a she, not an it.

Last week, she told us we must love her to truly know her. She wants to love us, to share with those who keep their eyes on her all her best gifts. Today, she describes her delight in creating with God, her joy in being with Him, and her joy and delight in His brand new world and, especially, in humanity. Wisdom is happy when she serves God and His creation.

Think: Are you ready to make a lasting commitment to walk with wisdom in a relationship that involves your emotions? Are you willing to look for happiness with her in serving God and enjoying His creation?

Pray: Ask God to help you to love wisdom and to experience some of her joy in serving Him.

Do: Read Proverbs 9.