Wisdom Begins in Wonder

We often think that wisdom is in what we consider to be the “high places”. But in God’s reality, there is nowhere that wisdom is not because wisdom is embedded in all of creation. In this message, I reflect on wisdom I witnessed from one of the members of our homeless community. What I don’t share is how I cried for three days feeling like he was a success story that the world is missing out on–that in many ways I am missing out on.

My life goal is very similar to the man I refer to in the video–to only take actions from the reality of love and oneness. His effort is a whole other type of success story that our society doesn’t really value. I pray that in time I will have his level of commitment. I tell myself that I do. But do I really? Only God knows.

From Proverbs 8:

Wisdom’s Part in Creation

22 The Lord created me at the beginning[b] of his work,[c]
    the first of his acts of long ago.
23 Ages ago I was set up,
    at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
24 When there were no depths I was brought forth,
    when there were no springs abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains had been shaped,
    before the hills, I was brought forth—
26 when he had not yet made earth and fields,[d]
    or the world’s first bits of soil.
27 When he established the heavens, I was there,
    when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 when he made firm the skies above,
    when he established the fountains of the deep,
29 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,
30     then I was beside him, like a master worker;[e]
and I was daily his[f] delight,
    rejoicing before him always,
31 rejoicing in his inhabited world
    and delighting in the human race.

32 “And now, my children, listen to me:
    happy are those who keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction and be wise,
    and do not neglect it.
34 Happy is the one who listens to me,
    watching daily at my gates,
    waiting beside my doors.
35 For whoever finds me finds life
    and obtains favor from the Lord;
36 but those who miss me injure themselves;
    all who hate me love death.”

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