Let me steal my short devotion today from Wiersbe’s commentary on Proverbs. He really nails it regarding the identity of wisdom as it’s personified in the book of proverbs and especially in chapter 8. He writes: In Jesus Christ “are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3), and He is our wisdom (1 Cor. 1:24, 30). Solomon was the wisest ruler who ever lived, and yet Jesus Christ is “greater than Solomon” in both His wisdom and His wealth (Matt. 12:42). Certainly all the beautiful qualities of wisdom described in Proverbs are seen in Jesus Christ, and His earthly walk is a pattern for God’s people to follow (1 John 2:6).

Wiersbe then goes on to say: The description of wisdom in Proverbs 8:22-31 suggests Jesus Christ as the eternal wisdom of God, but that isn’t the main thrust of the passage. Solomon personifies wisdom as the joyful son of a father, a master craftsman, and reminds us that wisdom is one of God’s eternal attributes. God magnified His wisdom in the way He created the universe. The “laws of nature” that form the basis for modern science were “built into” the universe by the wisdom of God. When we honestly study creation, no matter what branch of science we follow, we’re only thinking God’s thoughts after Him. Jesus Christ, the eternal creative Word, was there in the beginning (John 1:1-5; Heb. 1:1-4; Col. 1:15-17).

Wise people learn the eternal “wise principles” of life built into creation and seek to obey them.

“Wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.” Proverbs 8:11