I love that wisdom states her case. That we are able to know for certain
1)She was with God before even our earth (vs23)
2)She is worth seeking more so than anything we deem precious on this earth (vs 10-11) and
3) Her reward is great (vs 35)
We’ve been told to this point that she is good and it is wise to have her but we have not been given such a vivid picture up until now. Wisdom was before. She was before the beginning of the earth. She was before us. Wisdom watched as we were created and offered herself to us - if only we will seek her. Wisdom works with God to help us be more like Christ, to make good choices and to live a more full life with riches and honor, enduring wealth and righteousness (vs 18). Why wouldn't we seek wisdom with everything we have! Because we are simple beings and scared of knowledge? This reminds me of an episode of House, "Ignorance is Bliss" that aired November of 2009. A once child genius was drugging himself into oblivion so he didn't have to think anymore. He wanted the easy way out. We are like that. Too much knowledge, too much wisdom seems like a burden, too much weight. What would God require of me if I am wise? I can barely handle life as it is day by day? But Wisdom tells us she is worth it! "Take my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. (vs 10-11)
How awesome of God and how kind to offer a picture like this!
Wisdom didn't have to, but alas she wise and we just humans.