How do we se Jesus in the Proverbs? Simple. As J.A. Medders writes, “Wisdom is a ‘Who’ More than a ‘What.'”
The Proverbs are the practical righteousness of Christ, his life, played out in our sanctification. Wisdom isn’t a nebulous concept, or ancient advice for life. Wisdom is draped in Nazarene flesh. Wisdom is the Ancient of Days. And now, by the gospel of grace, Jesus is our wisdom, and our righteousness, and our sanctification.
Medders summarizes the connections in two concise ideas:
- Jesus lived the Proverbs for us
- Jesus lives the Proverbs through us
This has been my understanding all through my Proverbs series, and Medders makes it nice and easy. His full article is well worth reading.