“Blessed is the man that hears Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors.” – Proverbs 8:34.
          We see here in Proverbs 1–21, as in other places in Proverbs the Personification of wisdom. We can look and identify a bit of a helpful outline to help us understand just what it is that Solomon wants for us to understand:
  • Her call, 1–5, 
  • This is followed by announcement of her worth, 6–11; 
  • And then her authority, 12–16; 
  • And then her rewards, 17–21.
          Immediately before our considered passage Solomon speaks to us in verse 22–31. concerning what we could call the “Revelation of personified wisdom’s identity”. When we think the matter through from the NC perspective we can see Wisdom as a person which is ultimately revealed to be the Preincarnate Christ (although some scholars have denied this). Here wisdom is revealed to be coequal and coexistent with God.  In verse 22 Solomon tells us ‘The Lord possessed [not created] me at the beginning of his work, before his deeds of old,’. This beginning, much like John 1: 1: ‘In the beginning was the Word,’ is an absolute timeless beginning. This magnificent passage anticipates 1 Cor. 1:30; Jn 1:1–3; Heb 1:1–3.  We conclude that this is an off-hand reference to the presence of Christ with His Heavenly Father in Eternity past.  This is the Christ that we enjoy and our Redeemer, the One who, by His body and blood removed our sin and the stain of our offense to God. 

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