Proverbs 8:4 (Mini Sermon)


4. Pro 8:4 - "Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man." A. Unto you, O men, I call; i. Wisdom issues her call to men. a. Men n. - plural of man b. Man n. - 1. A human being (irrespective of sex or age); = L. homo. In OE. the prevailing sense. a. In many OE. instances, and in a few of later date, used explicitly as a designation equally applicable to either sex. 2. a. In abstract or generic sense, without article: The human creature regarded abstractly, and personified as an individual; human beings collectively; the human race or species; mankind. c. Call v. - I. To shout, utter loudly, cry out, summon. 1. To utter one's voice loudly, forcibly, and distinctly, so as to be heard at a distance; to shout, cry: often emphasized by out, to cry out. ii. Wisdom's call is universal to men in general (Act 17:30). iii. She utters it loudly to ensure that her voice will be heard. B. and my voice is to the sons of man. i. The sons of man are people in general (Psa 33:13-14). ii. Wisdom's voice is to men, not angels, animals, or inanimate objects. iii. Her delights are with the sons of men (Pro 8:31). iv. Man was made in the image of God (Gen 1:26-27; Gen 9:6; Jam 3:9), and therefore He takes particular interest in him.
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