Dichotomy: A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.
A Dichotomy differs from the idea of 2 extremes. A dichotomy is two finite positions that are mutually exclusive to one another. Extreme is a relative position.
If A is the opposite of B, then B is not any part of A.
Prov 7 vs. Prov 8
Strange Woman: Prov 7:10 - 20
- 10woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart.
- 11She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
- 12Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
- 13Flirt, and forceful
- 15 you are the only one for me! I can’t find another guy like you.
- 19 false safety
Wisdom. Prov 8:
- 6Excellent things, right things
- 8Righteousness, nothing forward or perverse
- 9Plain and Right
- 13The Fear of the Lord
What is the Fear of the Lord: Prov 1:7; 8:13
- Hating evil – the spiritual forces opposed to God. Eph 6:10 – 13
- Hating Pride – Isaiah 14:12 – 14 (Lucifer’s sin)
- Hating arrogancy
- Hating the evil way
- Hating the forward mouth –
- Gen 3, (Satan perverting the words of God)
- Prov 23:33 – lust, perverted talk
- 17Wisdom is relational – seek early in life
A primitive root; properly to dawn, that is, (figuratively) be (up) early at any task (with the implication of earnestness); by extension to search for (with painstaking): - [do something] betimes, enquire early, rise (seek) betimes, seek (diligently) early, in the morning).
Value of Wisdom:
- 10Gold, Silver
- 11Rubies, ALL desirables
- What can wisdom do?
- 15,16Justice and Rule
- 18Riches and honor
- 19The fruit is better than Gold, fine Gold or Choice Silver
- 20,21Will fill treasures, inherit substance
Wisdom was there from the beginning:
- 22,23 In the Beginning, Gen 1:1
- 24 Depths, Gen1:2, Fountains Gen7:11
- 25 Mountains Psalm 90:2
- 29 Gave water a decree. Mark 4:39
- John 1:1-4,14
The best creations are the wise creations:
- the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns,relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful newideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality,progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity inmodern industry; creativity in the performing arts.
- In actuality, creative Power comes from understanding creation, and a true understanding of creation comes from an understanding of the creator.
- “The Creative Class” design and engineering.
- Kabalah, states what we have just theorized in modern physics: that the Universe is in 10 dimensions, 4 knowable and 6 hidden. Rabi Ramban Nachmanides 1256AD.
So this chapter can also be a picture of something yet to come: not an absolute refrence but a picture Proof God is consistent
The Strange Woman vs. Wisdom:
Satan vs. Jesus Christ
Just as your decision with Christ is a dichotomy so is your decision with wisdom. Vs. 35-36
- John 14:6
- John 20:31
- Rom. 6:23
- Rom. 8:2
- Romans 5:12
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