Since the Father has such a giving heart, He expects His sons and daughters to behave likewise and reveals an eternal principle that is at odds with the selfish thinking of the world. God tells us, in effect, to feed others so that we can be fat and to give drink to others so that our thirst can be quenched.
So the Wisdom of God - I call Him "Jesus"—describes the real "blessed" person who is to be envied. He or she will be found doing three things daily - listening, watching and waiting for the Lord's guidance and warnings that flow from the Scripture and are made real by the Spirit.
Now I knew that the context behind this text has "wisdom" doing the talking as if it were a person. And seeing that my new-found Savior Jesus was called "Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God" (I Cor. 1:24), I learned to see "I Jesus" every time I saw the words "I wisdom" in Proverbs.
I confess that the sheer thrill and adventure of being slipped into Iraq pressed my “go button” and it was tempting to just take off. Yet deep in my spirit, I sensed uneasiness and a warning to wait before the Lord.
While it is true that today’s Church is worldly smart with the best educated pastor, full circle ministries and highest available technology, we are often spiritually dumb as deception reigns supreme concerning the attributes of real knowledge in morals, in priorities (knowledge of the Word and energy put into the eternal), brevity of life, scriptural literacy, and humility that brings discernment and sound spiritual judgment.
Darkness is indeed covering the earth as sin runs its final course before the return of the Lord. And gross darkness—a deep, spiritual blindness—has fallen over the people of the earth as false gods are worshipped by billions living under Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions of man including the god of the atheistic West—Materialism!
God tells what loving Him should be all about; breaking the chains of spiritual prisoners, lifting the heavy burdens of others, feeding and clothing the hungry and poor, training our own tongues to build others rather than judge them, and living to satisfy others and not just ourselves.