Proverbs (8)

Our Bible Reading yesterday talked about a woman who did bad things. In today’s verses Solomon tells us about another woman. But this is not a real woman. Solomon is talking about wisdom. He compares wisdom to a beautiful woman to show that it is something we should want to have and protect.
Many people today buy and collect beautiful things — paintings, vases, jewelry, etc. These people are very careful to keep their possessions safe. We should feel the same way about wisdom. Why? Because “wisdom is better than pearls, and nothing you desire compares with her” (verse 11).
As Christians, we need to find wisdom by reading God’s Word. Then we need to keep it safe in our hearts and use it every day. If we do those things, Solomon says we will have happiness (verse 32) and true life (verse 35).