Pr 8:24–31

8:24–31 Job reminds us that creation wisdom ultimately belongs to God alone (Job 38; 39). The “cultural mandate,” assigning to humans the task of understanding creation and exercising dominion over it (Gen. 1:26–28), is the basis for wisdom’s interest in knowing the world of nature (1 Kin. 4:29, 33). This is pursued within the framework established by special revelation (the Scripture) and in the fear of the Lord (1:7 note; 8:1–36 note; 9:10).