Rev. Brady Finnern, pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell, MN, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Proverbs 8:1-21.
Lady Wisdom speaks once again. All of her words stand in sharp contrast to the adulterous woman from the previous chapters. Lady Wisdom’s address is universal; she calls to everyone. Her words bring prudence and sense. Because the words of Wisdom are the words of God, Wisdom always speaks the truth and brings value greater than any earthly wealth. Wisdom’s characteristics mirror the characteristics of the Christ as the prophet Isaiah reveals Him. Any earthly ruler who would be faithful listens to Wisdom’s call. As we hear Wisdom’s words, we cannot help but hear Jesus’ words. The way of Wisdom is the way He walks in order to be the way of salvation for sinners. In Him, we have an inheritance of heavenly treasure surpassing all other riches.
“Wisdom and Instruction” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Proverbs. Although Proverbs is perhaps best known for its short sayings full of practical advice, the one true God has so much more in this book of wisdom. True wisdom begins with the fear of the LORD. Christians walk His way of righteousness rather than the way of wickedness because we trust that all good gifts come to us through His Son Jesus Christ, who is His wisdom made flesh for our salvation.