by ALisa Casas
God chooses family relationships to describe the closeness with which we must align ourselves to wisdom and understanding. There is a special description of relationship when speaking of “sisters.” Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, intimately acquainted, greatly beloved, and highly delighted in… (Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible).
Proverbs 7:4: “Say to wisdom, ‘You are my sister,’ and to insight, ‘You are my relative.’”
We are to be acquainted with, in love with, and delighted with wisdom as we are with our sisters.
Reflection is often the time in which wisdom visits. When we think back on a moment or a situation and analyze our thoughts and behaviors through the lens of scripture, we can hear that still small voice giving us understanding and insight.
So it is with our sisters. As children we laughed, cried, competed, fought, played, and grew together. Every day of our youth was filled with the exuberance and innocence of childhood. It isn’t until we are fully grown that we are able to reflect on our relationships and truly appreciate our sisters.
Wisdom is a teacher that equally uses failures and victories to (more…)