Proverbs 8 personifies wisdom. It is written in such a way that if wisdom could talk, she (“wisdom” is feminine in the Hebrew) would be speaking directly to you.
The chapter opens with Proverbs 8:1 by asking, “Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?”
In Proverbs 8:6–11 God’s wisdom speaks and declares, “Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. My mouth speaks what is true…All the words of my mouth are just…To the discerning all of them are right…for wisdom is more precious than rubies.”
God’s wisdom is worthy, right, true, just, and precious. She has good things to say to you, and she wants to be heard.
“With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.” (emphasis added)
When you let God’s wisdom direct your life these five blessings are sure to follow:
Riches. These riches are God’s guarantee of sufficiency. He may provide just enough or much more than enough, but he will always provide ample bread and resources to those who live life his way.
Honor. Your God-centric wisdom will be noticed by your family, friends, and associates. You will enjoy an honorable reputation.
Enduring wealth. Applying God’s wisdom to your life yields enduring wealth which is your heavenly wealth. This wealth is durable and eternal. Trusting in God today will reap rewards in every tomorrow.
Prosperity. Prosperity here in the NIV is translated “righteousness” in the NASB and KJV. To be declared righteous by God is to be in right standing before God. The benefits of this right relationship are better than fine gold and they surpass choice silver.
Full treasuries. The application of God’s wisdom to your life will make your treasuries full. Note that treasuries is plural. We believers possess two treasuries: a storehouse filled with God’s provision and an armory filled with God’s power.
Finally, Proverbs 8:35 is a promise to those who embrace God’s wisdom: “For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord.”
The world has many voices speaking to you about your values and priorities. Mute the world, separate the flesh from the Spirit, and trust in God and his wisdom.