Proverbs 8:35 (Mini Sermon)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
35. Pro 8:35 - "For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD." A. For whoso findeth me findeth life, i. Wisdom is speaking (Pro 8:1, 12). ii. The word for connects this verse with the previous ones. a. For conj. - B. conj. 1. Introducing the cause of a fact, the statement of which precedes or follows: Because. 2. a. Introducing the ground or reason for something previously said: Seeing that, since. b. The reason why children of God are blessed when they hear and keep wisdom's ways is because those that do so find life and obtain favour of the LORD (Pro 8:32-34). iii. Whoso finds wisdom finds life. a. Whoso pron. - 1. = whoever 1: Any (one) who. b. Whoever pron. - I. 1. As compound relative, or with correlative in principal clause, which usually follows but occas. precedes; in generalized or indefinite sense: Whatever person or persons; any one who, or any who. c. Wisdom is stating that anyone who finds her finds life. d. Of course this is a qualified whoso because only those who seek wisdom will find her (Mat 7:7). iv. Whoso finds wisdom finds life. a. The previous verses explain how to find wisdom (Pro 8:33-34). b. Finding wisdom requires hearing instruction, not refusing it, and watching and waiting for opportunities to gain wisdom. c. Those who find wisdom are those who earnestly apply their hearts to it, cry after it, and seek it as it were hid treasure (Pro 2:1-6). v. Whoso finds wisdom finds life. a. Life n. - 1. a. Primarily, the condition, quality, or fact of being a living person or animal. 2. fig. Used to designate a condition of power, activity, or happiness, in contrast to a condition conceived hyperbolically or metaphorically as ‘death’. b. Wisdom is life to the soul (Pro 3:22; Pro 4:22; Pro 16:22). c. Living in wisdom makes one enjoy the best that life has to offer. B. and shall obtain favour of the LORD. i. Favour n. - 1. a. Propitious or friendly regard, goodwill, esp. on the part of a superior or a multitude. to find favour in the eyes of (orig. a Hebraism): to gain the goodwill of. Formerly also with a and pl.: A liking, preference. to have a favour to: to have a liking or regard for. ii. In other words, those who find wisdom will be a friend of God, and He will have friendly regard and goodwill toward them. iii. Jesus told His disciples that they were His friends if they did whatever He commanded them (Joh 15:14). iv. Those that keep wisdom's ways (Pro 8:32) are the friends of God like Abraham (Jam 2:23). v. A man who seeks and finds wisdom is a good man who obtains favour of the LORD (Pro 3:4; Pro 12:2). vi. One of the ways that God displays his favour towards a good man who seeks and finds wisdom by giving him a godly wife (Pro 18:22).
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