God took the Old Testament and brought it to life in Jesus. Jesus, by His own words, did not come to do away with the Old Testament. He came to fulfill it. As I read this chapter with our Savior’s birth foremost in my mind, I realized that it is almost about Jesus. As it describes the eternal aspect and nature of God’s wisdom, we see shadows of Jesus. This description is a foreshadowing of the One who was born in a manger in a stable over 2000 years ago. It is a great chapter to read and ponder the very nature and existence of the eternal, second person of the Trinity, Jesus. The purposes for which wisdom was being presented in this chapter were all accomplished by Christ Incarnate. Today, read all of Proverbs 8 and ponder the fullness born on that first Christmas.
“For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible…all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:16-17 NASB