Christ in Wisdom Literature

April 30, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - April 30, 2017 - Christ in the OT series - Alan Conner

Christ in Wisdom Literature

Intro

A. WISDOM IN PROVERBS.

1. What is “wisdom”?

2. The nature of a proverb.

B. IS CHRIST IN PROVERBS?

1. Wisdom is personified in - Prov. 1:20-33; 8; 9:1-12.

a) Some believe that here “wisdom” is personified as an attribute of God.

b) Others believe that “wisdom” here is a TYPE of Christ.

2. The prophecy of the Son of God. Prov. 30:4.

3. Proverbs reveals the life of wisdom which is perfectly embodied in Christ.

4. Confirmed in the OT and NT. Isa. 11:2; Mt 12:42; 1 Cor. 1:24; Col. 2:3.

C. WISDOM PERSONIFIED AS CHRIST.

1. Wisdom is involved in creation – Prov. 8:22-31

2. Wisdom is eternal with God – Prov. 8:22-27.

3. Wisdom’s delight (8:30-32).

D. THE NEED FOR WISDOM.

1. We live in a world dominated by folly, and many snares with it.

2. The consequences of forsaking wisdom. Prov. 1:24-32.

3. The value of wisdom: Prov. 3:13-18.

4. Beware: YOU CAN LOSE WISDOM.

E. HOW TO GET WISDOM.

1. Begin with Christ. We find it in Christ. Col. 2:3.

2. Seek wisdom in Christ. Prov. 2:3-5; 8:17.

3. Seek Christ in the Scriptures.

4. Ask God for it. Prov. 2:6; Jam. 1:5-6.

5. Be teachable - Prov. 15:31

Conclusion