Sunday, July 1, 2012

Proverbs 8: Lady Wisdom

Prov. 8 Lady Wisdom

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
  • 14Religious
  • 15 you are the only one for me! I can’t find another guy like you.
  • 16,17seductive
  • 19 false safety

Wisdom. Prov 8:
  • 6Excellent things, right things
  • 7Truth
  • 8Righteousness, nothing forward or perverse
  • 9Plain and Right
  • 12Prudence
  • 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

shâchar shaw-khar'
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:  
  • Creativity:
    • 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.
  • Ecc.1:9-10,
    • 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
  • Death
  • Romans 5:12

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