One of My Best-Loved Chapters in the Bible: Proverbs 8

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Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

So begins the book of Proverbs, Chapter 8, one of the most poetic books in all the Bible. It conveys wisdom that would be hard to frame in simple prose: and more than wisdom, God’s love.

If you’ve never read it before, here’s a video that may help you to see what I mean. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=proverbs+8+video&FORM=VIRE5#view=detail&mid=B50AD60E93C7C12C095DB50AD60E93C7C12C095D

And if, as I do, you prefer the unmodernized King James Version, here’s a recitation.http://www.biblestudytools.com/audio-bible/kjv/proverbs/8.html

The spirit of this benighted age might well proclaim, Doth not folly cry? and idiocy put forth her voice? Maybe that’s why sometimes Proverbs 8 can move me to tears: I live in an era that personifies the exact opposite of every good thing named in this chapter of the Bible.

Never mind. Take a few minutes to be attentive to the voice of God’s wisdom, words spoken for our good: truth, and not lies. Amen.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

One response to “One of My Best-Loved Chapters in the Bible: Proverbs 8

  • Erlene Talbott

    The wisdom in the Proverbs is one of my favorite ways to meditate. Truly, the Word of God is much more precious than any worldly possession. True wisdom is hard to find today; one has to return to Scripture to find it.

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