I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power. Proverbs 8:12-14
Dwell: abide with
Possess: find out thoroughly; solve riddle
Knowledge: discernment, understanding, wisdom
Discretion: power of devising, discretion
Lord: deity, Yahweh
Hate: enemy, foe, repulsive
Evil: ethical wretchedness
Pride: highly exalt
Arrogance: swelling, haughtiness
Behavior: of moral action and character
Counsel: advice, advisement, purpose
Sound judgment: efficient wisdom, abiding success
Insight: understanding, knowledge, meaning—perfectly
Power: might, valour, of warriors, force, mastery
Super Hero Wisdom!
As I read Proverbs 8:12-14, a Super Hero image came to mind. One with the strength and power to defeat the wickedness. Super Hero Wisdom has the power!
Super Hero Wisdom is repulsed by evil and has the power to keep others from evil. But Super Hero Wisdom doesn't just have random power—she also has knowledge and advise that guides the power specifically to meet the need. Super Hero Wisdom cannot be separated from her power—she IS knowledge, discernment, and understanding. And because her super power is based on the Fear of the Lord—there is an unending supply of that knowledge and power. Her source is the Eternal Almighty God.
Super Hero Wisdom—that is someone who I want to know and be along side of me as I face the evil in this world. And when my heart is permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31 MSG), then Super Hero Wisdom is on duty!