Proverbs 9: King James Bible
The Volume of the Book – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter nine, Verses 3-5
3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, 4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, 5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – The Volume of the Book
The verses above give us a precursor, to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. It may not seem like it on the surface, but is certainly is talking about the Lord. Here’s how we get there…
Verses 2 and 5 of this chapter, are the only places in all of the Old Testament, where we can find the phrase “mingled wine”. Sure, you can find wine scattered all over the place, and the word mingled as well, can be found in abundance. But together “mingled wine,” is only found here in this chapter.
What does this have to do with Jesus? The Holy Spirit says up above to,”Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.” The Holy Ghost “mingled” the wine. Jesus, at the table during the last supper, said to his disciples concerning the wine,”this is my blood.”
Who was it that planted the seed into Mary? It was the same Holy Spirit that is responsible for the verses above. Wouldn’t it be fair to conclude, that the blood of Jesus was a mingling of man through Mary, and the divine through the Father? I would certainly think so. So in that sense, the wine’s been mingled.
By the way, it’s notable that the Holy Ghost begins the sentence with “eat of my bread,” understanding what Jesus said about that as well. Very parallel to what was going on at the last supper, in my personal opinion. I have included what Jesus had to say below.
If you’d like to have a little fun with these verses, try holding them up against the last chapter of the book of Revelation, and see if the Lord can lead you to make a couple of interesting discoveries. Especially concerning the word “come.”
There is so much more that I’d like to write concerning all of the directions that these verses take us, but the constraints of keeping this a short devotional won’t allow. Dig in to the Word of God and ask the Holy Ghost to lead you around the Word concerning these verses, and I can guarantee you, you’ll find some buried treasure.
Related New Testament Scripture
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Luke 22: King James Bible
19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
The volume of the book is written of Christ Jesus, and I pray that as your servants,and ambassadors of Christ Jesus the Lord, in who’s name we we do all things in your service, teach us where to dig and find all of the treasures that you’ve hidden for us. Cause for us to have favor in your eyes in all things, and grant to us a special insight into the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Have you ever researched into the Old Testament, to challenge the verse where the Lord says,”The volume of the book, it is written of me?”