Proverbs 8:26-30
Prov 8:26 (KJB)
While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
The wisdom of God, being from everlasting to everlasting, was present even though the earth had not been made, even the most minute part of the earth, the dust, was not yet formed. This verse shows the wisdom of God was in the Lord Jesus Christ, as creator, before He even created the world and the universe. (Col 1:16 KJV) For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Prov 8:27 (KJB)
When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
Here is a verse which could have been used by those in the Middle Ages to prove that the world was round and not flat. However, the ancients believed that the world was flat but it contained a rounded rim at the end of the oceans. Yet, wisdom declares that it was present when the Lord Jesus Christ created the earth as a round globe. (Isa 40:22 KJV) It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: The word “circle” in Isaiah 40:22, is the same word as “compass” in Proverbs 8:27. It is said that Christopher Columbus had looked at Isaiah 40:22 and used that verse to search for the new world knowing that the Bible had declared that the earth was round. Wisdom was present to form the earth and to form the oceans and to prove that the world was round, rescuing it from the ideas of foolish man that the world was flat.
Prov 8:28 (KJB)
When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
As the Lord was creating the intricacies of the world, wisdom was used in every step of the way in its creation. There is nothing on this earth that was created without wisdom, thus giving everything, even things we do not understand, purpose. Man in his unsaved state is very limited in understanding of the creation and just because he does not understand every aspect of it, he tends to belittle it. Here we have wisdom witnessing to the fact that he was there when the oceans were formed and the heavens were formed, to wit, those heavens above the earth.
Prov 8:29 (KJB)
When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
Wisdom was present when God decreed that the oceans should not go any further than the shoreline. Even the oceans know its limits and obeys. Too bad we Christians do not obey the limits God has placed on our lives, so we will not cross them and get into trouble. The foundations of the earth are the firmness and the construction of it. It encompasses the entire structure, the mantle, the crust, inner core, the outer core, etc.
Prov 8:30 (KJB)
Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
One brought up - Artificer or craftsman
Before our modern era, the sons would normally follow in the trade of their fathers and were thus “brought up” to learn that trade and by the time they were old enough to marry, they had become skilled in the trade. Here wisdom is stating that it was with the Lord in creation as one who was a skilled craftsman. As we saw previously, everything was created with wisdom giving it purpose. Not only was everything on earth given purpose, but was also designed in practicality and beauty. Just look at the clouds they are not only beautiful to look upon on a sunny day, but they are also practical as they supply rain and sometimes they shade you from the sun. Wisdom rejoiced because everything was made with wisdom. If you and I used wisdom everyday, it would be like wisdom was rejoicing with us, as he was with the creation of the world. Wisdom was the delight of the Lord. We saw this wisdom of the Lord when He walked on earth and confronted those who opposed Him. Many times He left them speechless and many times the creation leaves a scientist speechless.