Proverbs 8:24 (Mini Sermon)


24. Pro 8:24 - "When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water." A. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; i. "I" in this verse is wisdom personified (Pro 8:1, 12). ii. When there were no depths a. Depth n. - II. Something that is deep. 7. a. A deep water; a deep part of the sea, or of any body of water. Usually in pl.; now only poetic and rhetorical. b. The great abyss of waters; the deep. 1611 Bible Prov. viii. 27 When he set a compasse vpon the face of the depth. b. The depths refer to the oceans and seas (Exo 15:4-5, 8; Psa 77:16; Isa 51:10). c. God created the depths on the first day of creation (Gen 1:1-2). d. There were no depths prior to the first day of creation. iii. Therefore, before the creation of the world, God brought forth wisdom. a. Bring v. - 16. bring forth. a. To produce, give birth to, bring into being, bear, yield (offspring; fruit, flowers, etc.; natural products; products, effects, results). c. To utter, express; to put forth, adduce, advance. d. To bring to light, or public view. b. In scripture bring/bought forth often means to bring to light into public view (Lev 24:14; Jos 2:3; Gen 14:18; Gen 24:53). c. Why did God bring forth wisdom before He created the world? (i) Because He used His wisdom to create the world (Psa 136:5; Pro 3:19; Jer 10:12). (ii) God brought forth His wisdom before He began creating for the same reason you would bring forth your blueprints before you started to build a house. (iii) It would take an infinite amount of wisdom to conceive, design, and fabricate the heavens, earth, and all that's in them. (iv) Hence the reason God brought forth wisdom before He began creating. B. when there were no fountains abounding with water. i. Fountain n. - 1. a. A spring or source of water issuing from the earth and collecting in a basin, natural or artificial; also, the head-spring or source of a stream or river. ii. Fountains of water spring up from the depths below (Deut 8:7; Psa 78:15). iii. The LORD created fountains of the great deep, deep below the surface of the earth which He used to flood the earth (Gen 7:11). iv. Before God created all of the fountains abounding with water on the earth, from fountains which He made to bless man with life sustaining water, to the fountains of the great deep which He made to be used to destroy man in the flood, God first brought forth wisdom in order to design them.
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