Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 8:22-31. The LORD possessed me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old. I was anointed from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth was created. When there were no watery depths, I was brought forth; when there were no oceans flowing with water.
Before the mountains were formed, even before the hills I was brought out: Before God made the earth, or the fields, or the highest part of the soil of the world.
When He created the clouds above: when He reinforced the fountains of the deep: When He gave the sea His declaration that the waters were not to pass the boundaries He commanded: when He created the foundations of the earth:
I was beside Him, as one who was brought up with Him: and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him; Rejoicing in the inhabitable part of His earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
As I was reading this Scripture, I thought this sounds like Jesus. Then, I looked up the cross references and it brought up this Scripture from John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
According to this Scripture, even though Jesus wasn’t born into the world yet as we know it; He was still with God and a part of God’s plan to save the world.
This Scripture tells us that He was with God before God even created the world. He was part of God’s plan from the beginning. At the proper time God anointed Jesus to be born into this world so that He could become the Savior of the people of this world.
That is true wisdom from above, the wisdom of God to create the world and humanity and then to have a plan to save the world from their sins.
In this Scripture, we learn that wisdom is a gift from God, like salvation is a gift from God.
I love this quote from John Piper, “The wisdom of God devised a way for the love of God to deliver sinners from the wrath of God while not compromising the righteousness of God.”
Daily Bible Reading:
22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
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:
26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
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:
30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
Things to think about:
- What do we learn about wisdom in this Scripture?
- From where does true wisdom come?
- When was Jesus anointed?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this Scripture we are told that Jesus was with you from the beginning of time. We thank You for giving Your precious Son, who loved us and gave His life to save us from our sins. Help us to seek Him and to seek Your wisdom, true wisdom. Help us not to only rely on the wisdom of men, but to constantly seek wisdom from above. In Jesus’ name, we pray. We love You and thank You for all Your many blessings. Amen.
Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. – Proverbs 8:22
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