- "breathes life into her children."
- "admonishes those who seek her."
The person who loves wisdom, "loves life." The person who seeks wisdom, "will be embraced by the Lord." The one who holds wisdom "fast inherits glory; wherever [such a person] dwells, the Lord bestows blessings. Those who serve [wisdom] serve the Holy One; those who love [wisdom] the Lord loves."
Whom do you and I serve? Looking at the facts above, would you, would I, say, in truth, that we are persons who love Wisdom, seek Wisdom, serve Wisdom, love Wisdom? We obviously have choices to serve Wisdom or reject her! When we do not serve Wisdom, drawing from Sirach 4: 11-19, we experience a deficit of blessings, withdraw ourselves from God's love, and, in fact, are not then serving the Lord!
Lord, give us the spirit to discern whom we are serving! When we have gone astray, please admonish us and bring us back to the way of life that comes from you!