Proverb for the Day 9:2 — Lady Wisdom be Steppin’!

She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.

This chapter begins with a discussion about Lady Wisdom. It is Solomon’s way of explaining God’s wisdom to his son – understand and treat wisdom like you would a good godly woman.

So the chapter discusses all she has at her disposal and how she is willing to share it all with those who could use it. This verse describes a banquet meal she offers.

In her home (:1) she “set her table” for this special meal she has planned with some unique and specifically invited guests (:3-5). For the banquet she “prepared her meat and mixed her wine” – food and drink for their nourishment.

Lady Wisdom is seen here as someone who can offer us anything we might need – not, of course, anything we might want. She is also seen as very willing to make it available to us.

But, in order to experience any of it, we have to admit we need the help. We must also recognize that God’s Wisdom can and will provide all we really need. Finally, we just simple receive it for ourselves.

This whole concept is the basis of Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the 12 Steps. They say it this way: I Can’t (Step 1); He Can (Step 2); So Let Him (Step 3). God made it that simple, so most of us could actually get it!