Hi friends! Today (and many days going forth) will not be all that different from the day before. We are officially in the meat of Proverbs where they continue to be one off wise sayings that are in no way connected or narrative. So, while we are in this time of study I hope that you will continue to write down the ones that stick out to you and keep them on your person to come back to when you are feeling frustrated, anxious, or otherwise in a negative mood. Hope you enjoy today's insight!
Scripture to Read
Questions to Consider
What does this reveal to me about God/godliness?
What does this reveal to me about humanity?
Which stick out to me and why?
As this is written during the exile in Babylon what do these teachings reveal to me about how people process trauma?
Instead of my thoughts today (and tomorrow) I'm going to share the continuation of the series from the Bible Project shared yesterday about "How to Read the Bible" These are profoundly insightful especially as many of you shared this is your first time reading the Bible cover to cover. So, I invite you to learn from our friends at the Bible Project as they talk about poetry.
Our prayer today is inspired by hymn 157 in our United Methodist hymnal - Jesus Shall Reign. I invite you to hum, sing, or recite the words of the hymn as your prayer for today.
1. Jesus shall reign where'er the sun does its successive journeys run; his kingdom spread from shore to shore, till moons shall wax and wane no more.
2. To Jesus endless prayer be made, and endless praises crown his head; his name like sweet perfume shall rise with every morning sacrifice.
3. People and realms of every tongue dwell on his love with sweetest song; and infant voices shall proclaim their early blessings on his name.
4. Blessings abound where'er he reigns; all prisoners leap and loose their chains; the weary find eternal rest, and all who suffer want are blest.
5. Let every creature rise and bring honors peculiar to our King; angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the loud amen!