What were things like before the beginning - and even in the very beginning of time, space, and creation? The world would have us believe that all things were chaos - with a huge universe originating explosion followed by nothing more than random events that came together to form life (even though this completely contradicts the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics). What is interesting is that this particular passage in Proverbs 8 definitely contradicts the world's view of things.
We read that wisdom was established from everlasting. The terminology used here speaks of a time before time itself. We read first that it was from everlasting - and then again it was from the beginning - and from the earliest times of the earth. All these phrases point us to Genesis chapter 1 and the creation account. Thus God "established" wisdom from before time itself or at least as time itself began. This tends to directly contradict the whole idea of a huge explosion followed by a random, unintelligent, and if you will "unwise" period of billions of years - with nothing driving the world but mere chance. What we have instead is that there was glorious intelligence and wisdom that was present from the very beginning of creation itself.
We also read that this marvellous wisdom was "established" from the very beginning. The word used here means to consecrate. There is a two-fold idea presented here. First is that God poured out wisdom as one would pour out anointing oil - thus pouring out the glorious wisdom and super-genius level intelligence that is seen in the design of nature itself. Second, we have the idea that as God created wisdom - it was set apart - it was different because it came from God Himself. It was not random and unintelligable. It was radically distinct and clearly seen as something that had been set in place.
What are we left with then as we look at the beginnings of wisdom? We are left with the realization that if this world around us seems to have an intelligence behind it. If there is an apparent design in our universe - that would fit the Biblical narrative like a hand in a glove. God said that as He began all things, the first thing He made was wisdom itself. Then all that came forth as He made time, space, and all of creation mirrors His glorious wisdom and understanding. But, if we simply see randomness - with no real purpose, no real design, no real structure for our universe or even our own highly complex bodies - well, then that would resemble a random universe that came together purely by chance.
What we see in the universe - and in creation and our bodies screams to us that there is an intelligence - an intelligence of super-abounding, infinite genius that is behind what we see in the world and in the universe. The precision of the stars and of all that is in space could never have come about randomly. The astounding complexity of every aspect of nature - from the microscopic complexity of a single cell, the the mind-boggling complexity of the human body with its myriad of systems all functioning perfectly together - leaves no doubt in our minds. The only way one could doubt is if they rejected God outright and therefore had to come up with the most unplausible of concepts of a random universe which winds up with an incredibly complex, ordered system at every level of life.
The truth is God made wisdom - at the very onset of His creative work in making the universe around us. That wisdom is then seen in even the minutest of details of life at the nuclear level. But then again that is what we would expect if there was a God - and if God chose to reveal Himself to us in nature first - and then through His Word - and ultimately in His Son.