“The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work,
the first of his acts of old.
Ages ago I was set up,
at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no springs abounding with water.
Before the mountains had been shaped,
before the hills, I was brought forth,
before he had made the earth with its fields,
or the first of the dust of the world.
When he established the heavens, I was there;
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,
when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
then I was beside him, like a master workman,
and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,
rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the children of man.
by: Paula Davis.
I love this picture of Wisdom. Though we often take it for granted, before anything else existed, there was Wisdom—present throughout all creation and still present today. How arrogant I can be to think making decisions on my own is better than consulting the One who was present before the beginning of time! If the world was created through Wisdom, we certainly should depend on Wisdom to guide us through every minute of life. In what areas of life do you need to depend less on yourself and consult Wisdom more?'