You Want a Piece of This? Proverb for the Day 8:17

I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. 

This entire chapter is God’s Wisdom speaking — personified as a woman (:1, 12). While calling to all people (:4), Lady Wisdom particularly addresses “you who are simple” and “you who are foolish” (:5).

Throughout the chapter she discusses the benefits for anyone choosing to develop a relationship with her. Our verse explains how it works — “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”

Wisdom says, if we want her, she’ll be there for us! God’s Wisdom makes a strong commitment to those committed to her.

We define Wisdom as “seeing life from God’s point of view.” When we love this concept and seek to have it part of our lives…we are so hooked up!

So, while Wisdom is actually out there in the streets (2-3) available to us all (:4), we will have to decide that we need her help and consciously accept it.

Of course, in this chapter, Wisdom isn’t a person — but a character quality that is totally available to us if we want it.

And if we do, Wisdom will show up and make a significant difference in our lives – just take a look at the next four verses (:18-21)!

What a way to live!