Before the Beginning

The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, before His works of old. From everlasting I was established, from the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth. – Proverbs 8:22-23

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What, apart from the Godhead itself, existed before God began to create? What was a key “possession” of God that would later become personified in His Son?

Before the angels were created, before anything else that God would make, wisdom was.

In wisdom, the foundations of the earth were laid in the cosmos. In wisdom, the stars were hung in the universe. In wisdom, all the animals, birds, and plants filled the earth. In wisdom, man was formed from the earth’s elements and given dominion over all that God had made …

… and, in wisdom by His grace, God would go on to redeem all that He had made.

If it everything began with God’s Wisdom and the Son of God incarnated that wisdom, later sending the Holy Spirit to impart this same wisdom, why would we ever think we might live apart from it?

Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God. – Ralph Cudworth

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