‘Get Wisdom!… Wisdom is the Principal Thing; therefore, get Wisdom!… I have taught you in the way of Wisdom; I have led you in right paths!… The path of the just, is like the Shining Light That shines more and more, till the perfect Day! The way of the wicked is like darkness! My son, give attention to My words!… Let them not depart from your eyes! Keep them in the midst of your heart! For they are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh!’ Proverbs 4:5-22.
Here we are once and yet again instructed to get Wisdom. Three times! For Wisdom is the Principal Thing Which all men need to get. The Hebrew original has the common phrase ‘the beginning of Wisdom.’
Indeed, the divine Son was there at the beginning. He, Wisdom, began everything. He was always there, even before the beginning. And He structured everything wisely.
God the Father adds, speaking to all His human sons (Proverbs 4:1): ‘I have taught you in the way of Wisdom; I have led you in right paths! When you go, your steps shall not be straitened! And if you run, you shall not stumble ‘ (Proverbs 4:11-12).
Here we learn that God’s Wisdom or Eternal Word teaches all human beings everything! He, the divine Christ, teaches man the right way! He leads man in the right paths! He teaches men how to walk! He prevents men from stumbling, when they run! Truly, One Who does all this for man — deserves to be worshipped every day!
When men walk in Wisdom’s right paths, they walk more and more toward Him and become like Him. Such men are said to be just, and even their path becomes like the Shining Light of Wisdom Who leads them! Christ-ians thus become more and more like Christ. That Shining Light keeps on leading them more and more, till the Perfect Day at the end of the world. And they themselves thus become more and more illuminated, as they keep on walking on that path.
The wicked, however, walk in a dark way. They stumble. And they do not even know why they so stumble.
God then again urges His child to give attention to His words, and to open his ears to what God says. For those sayings of God need to be kept before the eyes at all times. Indeed, they are to be kept and preserved in the very midst of the human heart.
For the words of God are life for those that find them. Indeed, they give health also to their flesh — as long as they live. And also after that, even for ever! When wise men return for ever to the divine Wisdom Who created and sustains them throughout their lives!
Thus, the path of the just keeps on shining — more and more! For you too?