For Whispers of Wisdom, our learning series for the month of July, we are exploring simple yet practical applications of our faith. As we study the book of Proverbs, we're asking people from our community to give impressions, highlights, convictions and/or lessons learned from the sermon.
This week Cristina Mineo, CCF's Ministry Coordinator, shares thoughts/reflections on Wk3:
This Sunday Pastor Rich reminded us that wisdom is the fear or reverence of the Lord. He framed this chapter by explaining that Solomon writes Proverbs to his son who is to also be his successor. Solomon wants his words to be taken seriously and not be dismissed. Solomon understands that there are real consequences to not listening to wisdom. This context helps us understand that the Proverbs are informing all aspects of living, not just our private behavioral management.
Chapter 8 shows characteristics of wisdom personified and one of those is that wisdom pursues us. Our job is to consider the worth of wisdom for ourselves and give it value in our lives or else live foolishly and love death. Wisdom is not only a characteristic of God but ultimately, Jesus is wisdom personified. To have wisdom is to seek Jesus and keep His commandments. Or in other words, revere the Lord.