Friday, May 29, 2009

Seeking Proverbial Wisdom?

When you hear 'proverbs', you might be thinking 'wise thoughts.' And, you'd be right!

Solomon--who was son of David and a king of Israel--asked God for understanding and received his request. He then wrote down thoughts that are worthy of the ages into the book of the Bible we now call Proverbs, literally meaning "to be like." Who are we to be like? Ultimately, Jesus Christ. And Solomon's request for understanding is one that we might offer up to God as well, in our seeking to be like our Lord.



For the next three months, I will be facilitating a Bible study over at my other blog, In-between Time, on Proverbs. We will study the entire book, taking each chapter in small sections, thinking through some thought questions, and otherwise allowing the Spirit to fill us with the wisdom of God, to use as He wills.

It's a
daily blog, meaning new entries will be posted daily! (And that may further impact the number of posts over here!!) I will provide the Scripture verse focus and thought questions. Your thoughts and comments will enrich this space. This is meant to be a conversational, sharing blog not an "I am teaching you" blog.

Come join us on Monday, June 1st!

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...let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance-

for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.

--Proverbs 1: 5&6

5 comments:

Chatty Kelly said...

I am posting a link over to your blog bible study on my blog tomorrow, in conjunction with "Sings My Soul Saturday" and a happening bell solo. ;-)

Leslie said...

Hi Sue,

I put a link on my blog for you too! I don't know if I'll get to participate as I need to finish my Daniel study, and I'm going to be doing a Bible study this summer written for moms who have miscarried, had stillbirths or have lost a child in infancy. I think it's wonderful that you're facilitating the Proverbs study!

Blessings!

Leslie said...

I just saw your stunning bell ringing performance over at Chatty Kelly's! HOW DID YOU DO THAT?! This is the first year I've been in our church choir, and I've found it fascinating to watch the bell choir perform when I've been sitting in the choir loft. Were you out of breath when you were done? You looked like you were even gettin' down and groovin' a bit as you performed! VERY COOL!

Edie said...

Hey Sue J! Awesome bell performance! Really it was just INCREDIBLE! I loved watching you get totally into what you were doing. How in the world you could keep up with all those bells and put them back in the same spots AND turn the page on the sheet music!

Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap! Encore, Encore!!

My ADHD Me said...

Hi. Sue. I am going to try to join you in this Bible Study. No promises, as I have that "good intentions" issue.

I know I've told you this before, but your bell playing just amazes me. I remember playing in my handbell choir at church when I was a teenager. I had 2 medium bells I was responsible for and an occassional 3rd. When I had to play that 1-2 strokes on the 3rd bell, I would be SO stressed. I think I only dropped it once....ouch.

You really are awesome!