Read Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Listen! Wisdom is calling out. Reason is making herself heard.
2On the hilltops near the road and at the crossroads she stands.
3At the entrance to the city, beside the gates, she calls:
4“I appeal to all of you; I call to everyone on earth.
22“The Lord created me first of all, the first of his works, long ago.
23I was made in the very beginning, at the first, before the world began.
24I was born before the oceans, when there were no springs of water.
25I was born before the mountains, before the hills were set in place,
26before God made the earth and its fields or even the first handful of soil.
27I was there when he set the sky in place, when he stretched the horizon across the ocean,
28when he placed the clouds in the sky, when he opened the springs of the ocean
29and ordered the waters of the sea to rise no further than he said. I was there when he laid the earth’s foundations.
30I was beside him like an architect,g I was his daily source of joy, always happy in his presence-
31happy with the world and pleased with the human race.
Sometimes the most simple answer is the best answer. When answers get complicated - we know we're in a mess. The writer of Proverbs wants us to know that wisdom is the most basic foundation of all creation. Proverbs 8 describes wisdom - perhaps personified in the Son and the Holy Spirit as they build the foundations of creation.
Lord you are the creator of everything and you live in my heart. Pour out your Holy Spirit's wisdom so that I will make good decisions today.