The Lord formed me [Wisdom] from the beginning, before he created anything else. I was the architect at his side. I was his constant delight, rejoicing always in his presence. And how happy I was with what he created – his wide world and all the human family!
(Proverbs 8: 22, 30-31)
God is altogether other and He is infinitely beyond understanding. Solomon wants us to know God as creator, as father, as eternal and as controller of this world. In Proverbs chapter 8, Solomon paints the picture of the complexity of the cosmos. The Spirit of Wisdom was there with God at the beginning, giving perfect form and order and mathematical precision to the universe.
Human beings are further evidence of God’s infinite creativity. Solomon’s father, David, wrote that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” (Psalm 139). God is the maker of our incomprehensibly complex brain, our eyes, our ears our other senses and systems. God made us higher than the animals and He made each one of us highly unique from all others with distinctive gifts and abilities.
God is also the engineer of circumstance, very much in command of His universe and this world and He is always the defender of the poor, the weak, the needy, the widow, and the orphan. In His sensibilities, God is father-like and mother-like and His tender instruction and promises can always be counted on. Living in one accord with the Father’s instruction results in grace and honor. This living God, Solomon contends, deserves our humble respect and our highest honor. Solomon’s God reveals himself as the only God, the one true God. He reveals Himself as holy – the absolute standard for morality.
Who is God? Who is He really? Do you believe that God is who His Word says He is? Do you find yourself thinking about or doubting God when you are faced with a tough situation? Is it difficult for you to trust in the concept of God as a living, loving Father-Mother with the circumstances and challenges of your life?