Does Proverbs 8:23-31 point to Christ?

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Proverbs 8:23-31

Proverbs 8:23-31 is speaking about “wisdom” and not about Jesus Christ. God’s wisdom was there before the creation of world (Genesis 1:6–8) or the starry heavens (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16, 17).

In this passage, the author was challenged to explain the balancing of the clouds (Job 37:16). So, he said that it was divine wisdom that set the conditions for the formation of rain and snow. Now, through the added knowledge of science, men understand partly how the multiplied millions of tons of rain in the clouds are held up and what causes the rain to fall.

Man was the crowning work of the Creator. While God loves and cares for His animal creatures, they cannot comprehend the wisdom that is the fear of the Lord. God could find His image reflected only in the character of man. Thus, man was given a special honor by His Creator (Hebrews 2:7, 8).

God has given man the honor to behold His wisdom and contemplate into His thoughts. Through fellowship with his Maker and the angels in Eden, Adam was able to learn more and more of the infinite wisdom of God. When people behold God they “are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18).

Even today, after human minds have been darkened by sin and their perceptions are dulled, there is still great satisfaction in the study of the thoughts of God that are expressed in nature and in revelation. Earthly joys can never surpass the pleasures that are gained by heavenly wisdom.

The prophet David described the soul’s delight in meditating upon God’s wisdom, His mighty works, and His love towards His creation in these words: “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” (Psalm 16:11).

In His service,
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