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wisdom . In the proverbs of wisdom he speaks of himself as wisdom and calls attention to his being a creation of the eternal heavenly Father . He says: "The Eternal formed me first of his creation, first of all his works in days of old ; I was fashioned in the earliest ages, from the very first, when earth began ; I was born when there were no abysses . . . . when he laid foundations for the earth ; I was with him then, his foster-child, I was his delight day after day, playing in his presence constantly, playing here and there over his world, finding my delight in humankind ." (Proverbs 8:22-31, Mo; AT; Ro) This Son's wisdom must not lie idle . So God his Father gave him something to do . God used him as his agent or servant in creating all other things . Because this Son was his chief representative and was to be his spokesman to all other intelligent creatures, God gave his only-begotten Son the title "The Word" . How this Son was used in making all other creations we read : 8 "In the beginning the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was divine [and the Word was a god, NW] . It was he that was with God in the beginning . Everything came into existence through him, and apart from him nothing came to be. It was by him that life came into existence, and that life was the light of mankind ." (John 1:1-4, AT; Mo; NW) "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation, because by means of him all other things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the 8 . How is his making of all other creations stated?

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