No pretense or no darkness. One is a human problem the other is an eternal state. Wisdom is an attribute of God. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son.
I have loved, for many years, the hymn "I want to Walk as a Child of the Light." This was done by the Fisher Folk in the early seventies. I lost my tape of it in Mexico. Several times I have looked on the web for the song to post. The Redeemer Episcopal Church in Morris Town New Jersey has a video of the song. But this is how they have written the first verse:
"1) I want to walk as a child of the light; I want to follow Wisdom. God set the stars to give light to the world; the star of my life is Wisdom. In her there is no pretense at all; the night and the day are both alike. For she is the light of the city of God: shine in my heart, O Wisdom."
But the first verse is really:
I want to walk as a child of the light;
I want to follow Jesus.
God set the stars to give light to the world;
the star of my life is Jesus.
In him there is no darkness at all;
the night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God:
Shine in my heart Lord Jesus.
The hymn writers name is listed, Kathleen Thomerson, I wonder how she would feel about the new words. The song is not ancient. It was written in 1966. But the revised words seem to place the song within some ancient gnostic sect.
For the Lord's Day: