Proverbs 8:1-21

Today’s reading from Proverbs is Proverbs 8:1-21.

I don’t have a devotional for you today, exactly, just some questions for you to think about and, if you choose, discuss in the comments below or on Facebook.

  1. Solomon speaks of wisdom as a woman in this section and he seems to emphasize that wisdom is out there in public trying to get as much attention from people as she can (vv. 1-4). In what real life ways does wisdom speak and try to get our attention? What source or sources of wisdom do you think Solomon is thinking of when he tells us that wisdom is readily available to anyone and everyone?

  2. If wisdom is always trying to get everyone’s attention, why are so few people truly wise?

  3. What does a wise person look like according this passage? In other words, what character qualities indicate that you have met a truly wise person?

  4. What are the benefits of wisdom that Solomon praises in this section, especially in verses 11, 18-21? How do the character qualities you listed in question # 3 above produce the benefits Solomon described here in a person’s life.

  5. If you wanted to become wiser, what is one physical action or change you should make in your life based on these verses?