Read Proverbs 8 at Bible Gateway.
Does not wisdom cry out,
And understanding lift up her voice? Pro 8:1
Wisdom is calling aloud to all the sons of men, and her voice is crying out in the cities, gates, and highways where men live and walk and have their daily business. Wisdom is not far off, trying to be hidden. No man has to take an arduous climb up a remote mountain top in order to find wisdom. Wisdom is available to everyone who seeks for it diligently.
But wisdom cannot be divorced from the LORD, who was the One who brought wisdom forth before the foundation of the world. He is the source of wisdom, so wisdom cannot be found apart from Him. Wisdom cannot be found apart from righteousness (God’s definition of righteousness found in Torah) nor apart from justice.
In the last half of the chapter, wisdom is personified, and it is revealed that wisdom was the vehicle by which God created the universe and all it contains.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. Joh 1:1-3
So the Wisdom of God and the Word of God are one, and Yeshua is the Word of God made flesh. It is Yeshua who is Wisdom personified in the last half of Pro 8.
As a matter of fact, some believe that since YHVH is Spirit (Joh 4:24), that before He created the universe, He “brought forth” or “begot” Himself in a form that could interact with the physical universe, and that form of Himself is Yeshua. All the instances in the Old Testament when you read of YHVH appearing to men, or of the Angel of the LORD, are most likely pre-incarnate appearances of Yeshua, or YHVH in the form that could interact with this physical universe.
Now we will never understand the true nature of the One God manifested as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit this side of eternity. Our human understanding is too finite. But it is true that YHVH is One, and that He is also Father, Son and Spirit. And it is possible that those scholars are right, and passages like this one in Pro 8 is Scriptural evidence for that possiblity.
Now if we have established that the wisdom of God is Yeshua, then we notice something else if we go back and re-read Pro 8:
Does not Yeshua cry out, and does not Yeshua raise up His voice?
He takes His stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet.
He cries out by the gates, by the entry to the city, at the entrance of the doors,
“To you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the sons of men.” Pro 8:1-4 (paraphrased)
Yeshua does not stop crying out to the sons of men – all the sons of men. He is calling to them in every place they may be found. All we need to do, is pray for their ears of their hearts to be opened to His cry, in order for them to hear His voice. And guess who hears His voice? His sheep (Joh 10:27). Even if they do not know they are His sheep yet. 🙂
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