Pocket Sized Thoughts – Christmas – Part 4

I was set up from everlasting. From the beginning, or ever the earth was …. I was brought forth.” (Proverbs 8:22,23)

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the author of Proverbs chapter 8 (probably Solomon) wrote thus of wisdom. But as Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:30, “Christ Jesus … is made unto us, wisdom …” Therefore, these verses in Proverbs (please do read 8:22-31) can be interpreted to equally apply to the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ. When read like this, the majesty of Creation is set alongside the even greater majesty of the Lord Jesus Himself. Before there were mountains, depths, rivers, clouds, etc., and even while the heavens and the stars were being prepared, He was there (v.27). All things were created by Him and also for Him (Colossians 1:16). The purpose of Creation was to sing of His glory and declare all His handiwork (see Psalm 19:1). How much more when He came to live on the very earth He created. One can almost imagine every flower He passed by, expressing its gratitude to Him who created it. These are His delights (v.31). How much more He rejoices when people turn to Him and acknowledge their Creator, who has become human. Is your life His delight? If not, turn to Him this season so that He may rejoice over you.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that you created me to bring you delight and not shame.”