I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
An eager guide will take you through life. This guide never fails. Every follower has had a successful life. Even the Creator God of heaven used this guide. If you follow, you will find the way of righteousness - doing what is right in God's sight. You will learn the paths of judgment - discerning things prudently and responding correctly and fairly.
Who is this guide? Lady Wisdom! Solomon loved to personify wisdom as a woman (Pr 8:1-36). He used this powerful figure often (Pr 1:20-33; 3:13-18; 4:5-13; 7:4; 9:1-12).
What are her benefits? A happy and successful life! There is nothing else to be compared to her (Pr 3:16-18; 4:5-7; 8:12-21). She is worth any price (Pr 3:13-15; 8:10-11; 16:16). She will teach you to understand every situation and choose the right and true response.
How expensive is she? Free! Hear her offer (Pr 1:20-23; 9:1-5)! The only cost is to trade in your foolish notions and apply a little effort to find and accept her (Pr 18:1; 2:1-6).
Is she willing and eager to help me? Indeed! She does not understand why you have taken so long to inquire about her (Pr 1:22-23; 8:1-6; 9:1-6)! Are you listening to Folly (Pr 9:13-18)?
Did God really follow her? Indeed, for He has been wise from the beginning! He had her before any act of creation, and He created all things by her (Pr 3:19-20; 8:22-31; Jer 10:12)!
What happens if I ignore her? You will suffer in pain and misery (Pr 1:24-32; 13:14)! You must love death to ignore a free offer for a happy and successful life (Pr 8:36).
Where can I find her? She is not far! Wisdom is seen in the creation (Ps 19:1-6; Rom 1:20-23). But she is most fully found in the Bible (Ps 19:7-11; 119:130; Is 8:20), especially in Solomon's proverbs (Pr 1:1-6; Eccl 12:8-12), and taught by God's ministers.
How do I get started? The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Pr 1:7; 8:13; 9:10; Job 28:1-28)! Humble yourself before God, meditate on Him, love Him, and obey Him.
Where are others who love Lady Wisdom and follow her? They are found in the true churches of Jesus Christ, where the Bible is preached and old-fashioned wisdom is taught (II Tim 3:16-17; Jas 3:17-18; Jude 1:4). Do not settle for contemporary churches that have left Bible preaching for fables and entertainment (II Tim 3:1-7; 4:3-4). Look for a church where every word of God is esteemed very high and is thundered from the pulpit.