Wisdom. What is Wisdom? How do we go about finding it? How do we go about making it? In the Hebrew Bible, Wisdom is referred to hundreds of times – always reverently. And Wisdom, in the Hebrew Bible is longed for, sought after, and can always be depended upon... but Wisdom is not always honored by the greater culture, and not always heeded by the people.
Defining Wisdom is a little tough, right? In the Hebrew Bible, Wisdom feels like more than just knowledge or experience or good judgment. Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible feels like a spiritual journey, a life-long quest, something far greater than what any one person can ever achieve on their own. In the Book of Proverbs, Wisdom, as we have seen in our reading this evening, even takes on a life of her own. She is personified as a feminine aspect of God. She is described as being present with God even before Creation and she participates in God’s activity in the world.