We are on a birthday trip to Kansas City this week, so Burnadette and I didn’t have time to record “Lady Wisdom” for you. But “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10),” so here is a little musical rendition of Psalm 63. Learn To Be Hungry
There is a lot of strife over gender-related issues in our world. I guess I can understand a variety of perspectives on it. But it occurs to me that women (ladies/gals/girls/shiksas/sistahs) hold a place of high esteem in my Abrahamic and Jesus faith-roots. The Scriptures paint a picture of a Supreme Father over every living thing. His incredible Holy Spirit is His essence – the Father literally speaks and the Spirit makes it so. Not only that, the Father has a Son who does the will and work that His Father conceives – seamlessly. When viewed together, it is hard to see where One ends and the other begins.
Enter the idea of family (something the Father unequivocally weaves into His creation and earth narrative). We see an all-powerful, gracious Father. We feel the blowing of His Spirit in, around, and through lives in every century – including our own. And we have the huge benefit of looking back to the testimony of thousands who witnessed the “appearing” of Jesus the Son of God firsthand. So where is “mom?” I submit to you that She is woven into the very family nature of the Godhead. Her name is Wisdom.
So as our culture asserts our search to define feminine value, I submit to you that there is no lack of respect, admiration, appreciation – and pure love – from the Godhead to this wonderful Woman. This is where I begin my “God-view” of women. Perhaps that is why I cannot think of one woman in my life who is close to me who does not know she is a friend of great value – and a co-heir of the grace of life. This even includes my Mom.
Heart Time Focus: Where does lady wisdom fit into God’s family? Proverbs 8:1
Class Focus: What does wisdom do for me in my everyday life with friends and decisions?Engage Page: Lady Wisdom
Song to share: Wisdom Song
The Big Story: Where does Solomon’s wisdom fit in? (1 Kings 3:28-34; 10:23-24)