Proverbs 8:30 tells us Wisdom was at the Creator's side as his master artist. Wisdom was God's daily delight. And Wisdom was delighted in us, their creation.
Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
31 Rejoicing in His inhabited world,
And my delight was with the sons of men. NKJV
I was there, close to the Creator’s side as his master artist.
Daily he was filled with delight in me
as I playfully rejoiced before him.
I laughed and played,
so happy with what he had made,
while finding my delight in the children of men. TPT
Dictionary.com defines wisdom as "the quality or state of being wise, knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action, sagacity, discernment, or insight". But the bible considers Wisdom as a multi-faceted being.
When I think of wisdom, I picture an old, solemn man with a long beard, like Gandalf from Lord of the Rings. but in the bible, wisdom is referred to as a she. And while there is a side of wisdom that is serious, we don't want forget the joy that wisdom brings. When we invite wisdom into a situation, then combine it with our experience and knowledge, the outcome is always delightful to God.
In this verse, wisdom is portrayed as a master artist. Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology says "wisdom at one level describes skilled arts and artisans". Wisdom delights God by creating. and when she plays with us, she stirs up our creativity.
Think about this with me for a minute. When you are fixing supper and don't have an ingredient you are used to having, you become creative. You might use syrup instead of honey, rice instead of noodles, or corn instead of beans. Sometimes as a crafter, you don't like something exactly the way it is presented, so you come up with your own version. If you quilt, you may use a pattern, but putting the colors together takes creativity. Or maybe you wrote a paper or put together a marketing or business plan. Think about all the handyman specials and hacks you've used. You know super glue and duck tape fixes everything, right?
What is happening? Wisdom is playing with you. She is laughing at you, sometimes, and with you, at others. You are created in the image of God, who is a creator. Therefore, you are creative. You are the perfect companion for wisdom to play with.
How is wisdom playing with you? Let us know in the comments.
Tackle a project you have been putting off because you were unsure of how to proceed. James 1:5 says if we lack wisdom, we just need to ask and God will generously give it to us. Ask God for wisdom and enjoy as she plays with you