“Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.”
Who’s ways? Who is the ‘her’ that the Word is speaking about here? Keeping it short let’s define ‘her’ in the context. Then keeping it sweet let’s consider what a beautiful truth this is. Okay?
Proverbs 3:13-14 says, “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.”
Some would say that the ‘she’ referred to in verses 15-18 is wisdom, but I am not convinced that this is exact enough. I believe that the ‘she’ is referring to the ‘merchandise of it’. That is to say, the benefits of finding wisdom and getting understanding. What I believe is promised or promoted in these few verses are the wonderful benefits of wisdom and understanding to the man or woman that lays hold of them. Not the riches of this world but the riches (priceless riches) of peace of heart, mind, and soul.
What is the merch of wisdom? Verses 15-18 explains…
Verse 15 – she is more precious than rubies. Nothing you can want can be compared to her.
Verse 16 – length of days, riches and honor.
Verse 17 – hers are ways of pleasantness and paths of peace.
Verse 18 – she is a tree of life, and happy is everyone that retains her. The merch of wisdom — what beautiful and precious gifts our God and King offers to us through the wisdom of His Word.
To keep it short & sweet I have to end.
Until next time. Kind regards. -DCarl
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