Devotion – Proverbs 3

S – The Lord founded the earth by wisdom and established the heavens by understanding. 

 Proverbs 3:19 CSB

O – Commentary:  “wisdom”:  qanah:  taken as “created,” this line refers to wisdom as God’s first act of creation, before all other things. But if the word qanah is understood as “brought forth,” this line portrays wisdom as an instrument of God during creation. Wisdom then would be the first primary instrument used in the act of creation and pre-existent before the world (compare Prov 8:23–24). This second interpretation aligns well with the nt depiction of Jesus as the agent of creation (Col 1:16; 1 Cor 8:6) who is referred to as “the wisdom of God” (1 Cor 1:24, 30; compare Matt 23:29–36; Luke 11:45–52; Heb 1:1–3).

 Faithlife Study Bible 

A –  Interesting take on wisdom – a tool of God during creation or the personification of wisdom in Jesus.  Both are important in my daily walk.   If I can “acquire” wisdom and align my character with Christ’s on a daily basis, I will apply my knowledge and understanding in a manner that reflects him.

R – Lord, help me to do this today!