When you imagine what the proverbs are I think you will find that today captures that imagination best. It's probably not the most appropriate way to put it but this to me is the fortune cookie scripture passages. As you read through them I invite you to pick out the top 1, 2, or 3 that stick out to you. Write them down somewhere you can access them frequently and meditate on them. I'd love to know which stick out to you! Personally, I really liked 12:1, 12:23, and 12:25.
Scripture to Read
Questions to Consider
What does this teach me about God?
What does this teach me about humanity?
What does this teach me about wisdom?
Which stick out to me and why? Which trouble me and why?
In lieu of my thoughts today I want to share with you another video from the Bible Project. Now that we are beginning our second complete read through of the psalms I want to share with you their video on "how to read the psalms". I think you will get a lot out of this one!
Today our prayer is inspired by a favorite hymn of many from our hymnal - I Love to Tell the Story. As usual, I invite you to hum, sing, or recite the words of the hymn as your prayer for the day. (Lyrics below video)
1. I love to tell the story of unseen things above, of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love. I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true; it satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.
Refrain: I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory, to tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.
4. I love to tell the story, for those who know it best seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest. And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song, 'twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long. [Refrain]