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Wisdom

With all that is going on in this complex world, more to the point, in our personal space, we need “The Way the Truth and the Life” that the Word of God offers us.  We need the Wisdom to know how to appropriate the Truth that we find.    Recently, I turned to Proverbs, and in the Message translation, there is an introduction to Proverbs that made a lot of sense to me, see what you think.
PROVERBS
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“Many people think that what’s written in the Bible has mostly to do with getting people into heaven—getting right with God, saving their eternal souls.  It does have to do with what, of course, but not mostly.  It is equally concerned with living on this earth—living well, living in robust sanity.  In our Scriptures, heaven is not the primary concern, to which earth is a tagalong afterthought.  ‘On earth as it is in heaven’ is Jesus’ prayer.
‘Wisdom’ has to do with becoming skillful in honoring our parents and raising our children, handling our money and conducting our sexual lives, going to work and exercising leadership, using words well and treating friends kindly, eating and drinking healthily, cultivating emotions within ourselves and attitudes toward others that make for peace.  Threaded through all these items is the insistence that the way we think of and respond to God is the most practical thing we do.  In matters of everyday practicality, nothing, absolutely nothing, takes precedence over God.
Proverbs concentrates on these concerns more than any other book in the Bible.  Attention to the ‘here and now’ is everywhere present in the stories and legislation, the prayers and the sermons, that are spread over the thousands of pages of the Bible.  Proverbs distills it all into riveting images and aphorisms that keep us connected in holy obedience to the ordinary.”
Enjoy a fresh look at Proverbs.
RS

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