O Wisdom

For 7 days, beginning today, I’ll be posting the series of prayers known as “O Antiphons”. They’re petitions for the Messiah’s coming on Christmas. The first is “O Wisdom”…

O Wisdom, who came from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end and ordering all things mightily and sweetly, Come, and teach us the way of prudence.

 

Isaiah had prophesied:

  • “The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.” Isaiah 11:2-3
  • “[…] he is wonderful is counsel, and excellent in wisdom.” Isaiah 28:29

Also compare Sirach 24:3 and Wisdom of Solomon 8:1

This prophecy is also relevant in that it describes the Messiah as “coming forth from the mouth of the Most High”, which is very significant in light of the Christian doctrine, rooted in the first chapter of the Gospel of John, according to which Jesus Christ, the Messiah, is the Incarnate Word of God the Father.

– from Wikipedia

 

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