6 Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, And from the opening of my lips will come right things; 7 For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to my lips. 8 All the words of my mouth are with righteousness; Nothing crooked or perverse is in them. 9 They are all plain to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. 10 Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold; 11 For wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.
Wisdom is personified as a virtuous women in Proverbs 8. This wisdom is opposed to the wickedness of the adulterous women one reads about in the earlier chapters of Proverbs. The virtuous women reveals Godly wisdom for holy living. Let us pursue these truths from God’s Word as we study the Holy Scriptures. And may God add His blessing to the study of the Bible, God’s Holy Word.
Biblical wisdom is excellent. It excels above all earthly pursuits and philosophies. This wisdom is righteous and sanctified. The instruction we find in God’s Word leads to a life of joy and peace. Christians have access to heavenly joy and peace no matter the difficulties they face. The excellence of Holy Scripture is unsurpassed and unstoppable.
God’s wisdom is also truthful. In a day in which truth is considered to be little more than circumstantial, subjective whims, the Lord’s wisdom is immutable and authentic. The principles we find in Scripture are worthy of our study and obedience. We can live in biblical truth and apply it to our lives each day without any hesitation. The wisdom of God is to be desired beyond anything this world can offer. It is the truth we see flowing from the one who is truth, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Let us be thankful for Godly wisdom. May we read and study the Bible knowing that it contains all that we need to traverse this life. And let us give praise that God has revealed Himself to us!