Preached FCCW June, 16, 2019 (Father’s Day and Trinity Sunday)
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 and Romans 5:1-5
Much of the Book of Proverbs is written in the style of fatherly wisdom that is intended to shape the character of children so that they may grow to be in alignment with God’s purpose for their lives. So, you can see why Proverbs can be a treasure trove of material for a Father’s Day sermon.
It may seem strange then, that on this Father’s Day, the passage we read from Proverbs is all about a woman. This is not just any woman, though. Or, even an actual woman. She is a personification of Godly wisdom. Like the way we would use the name “Mother Nature” to describe the natural world. Or, “Lady Luck” to speak about good fortune. The “Wisdom Woman” of Proverbs is described as having been there when God created the universe, and created life. It is a way of saying that Divine Wisdom is in the very DNA of the universe.