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Falling in Love with Lady Wisdom
Proverbs 4:9 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
9 She will place on your head a garland of grace;
she will bestow on you a crown of beauty.”
She will place on your head a garland of grace: The Hebrew noun (לִוְיָה livyah) garland is a decorative headdress or wreath that serves as a symbol of adornment and honor.
She will bestow on you a crown of beauty: The Hebrew noun (עֲטָרָה atarah) crown is an ornamental, jeweled, precious metal adornment often worn on the head of a ruler, symbolizing rulership or a high station in life.
Your falling in love with Lady Wisdom offers you significant advantages to life than anything the unbeliever has. She “will honor you if you embrace her” (vs. 8) by bestowing you with a crown of beauty, that is, guiding you to a better position in life. Yes, wisdom offers you a better life now, blessings that result from heeding her direction. It is as though your eyes will see the way that you should go when multiple paths or choices are open before you. While garland of grace and crown of beauty may make you think of a life of prestige and pomp, this is really not the case; it merely refers to all blessings that may be available to you in your everyday life because you heeded wisdom.