Artists, architects, engineers, and advisors all have portfolios—a visual compilation of past accomplishments. These are designed to validate their credentials. No matter how impressive anyone can make his credentials appear, they are woefully puny when placed alongside wisdom’s portfolio.
- Wisdom was possessed by Jehovah prior to the creation of time, space, and matter. “The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, before His works of old. I have been established from everlasting, from the beginning, before there was ever an earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth; while as yet He had not made the earth or the fields or the primal dust of the world” (Proverbs 8:22-26).
- Wisdom was employed by Jehovah in creation. “When He prepared the heavens, I was there, when He drew a circle on the face of the deep, when He established the clouds above, when He strengthened the fountains of the deep, when He assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters would not transgress His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him, rejoicing in His inhabited world, and my delight was with the sons of men” (Proverbs 8:27-31).
No philosopher—past or present—has credentials like wisdom does.