Tag Archives: wisdom

B90X- Song of Songs

Oh Happy Day~ 

 Why is this seemingly erotic little book included in the sacred canon?  What is its message?  Is it allegorical- really about God’s love for his people Israel (Jewish interpretation) or Christ’s love for the church (Christian interpretation)?  Not definitive, but the accreditation to Solomonic authorship is pretty strong, probably the first of his three books.  Song of Songs is patently a collection of ancient Hebrew love poems celebrating the experiences of a lover and his beloved as they taste the beauty, power, agony, and joys of human sexual love.  Is such a book appropriate to be included in Hebrew/Christian Scriptures?  Continue reading

B90X- Ecclesiastes

Good day again~

 Ecclesiastes is one of the most difficult books in the Bible to read and to understand.  Its subject is the meaning of life.  It investigates the validity of the common quest to find meaning in life “under the sun” or, as we would say, “in this life.”  The answer is that each path pursued (wisdom, wealth, pleasure, power, legacy) has several potential drawbacks:

* It proves an unworthy pursuit.
* It is unachievable (i.e., no matter how much of it you get, there is always more to get).
* In the end you die anyway, so what is the point? Continue reading

B90X- Proverbs‏

Good morning Saints, Jesus bless you today~
 
I have something to admit, I got behind just a bit and am having to catch up.  It is not too hard to catch back up, but it did a number on my spirit not reading daily as I had done for the 45 days straight prior to yesterday.  When one is in a habit, it just feels different when that habit is not maintained.  My spirit felt just a bit drier not flowing with what it had received before.  The Word of God is so important to our souls and spirits, eh friends?
 
No one has answered the CRBC trivia question from a few days ago- “What three words we focused on in Luke 6 that propelled us to do Mashal March last year?”
 
Because we are flying through some short books here, you will be receiving a short note on each of them rather than a humongous, long one.  Let’s see how it goes~
 
Wisdom literature does not operate like the commands of the law or the plot of narrative.  It is not set forth as “Thus says the Lord” as in the prophets, nor is it even like the exhortation of the New Testament letter.
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XLVI of MMXI B90X (Pr 7:1- Pr 20:21)

Good day Friends~
 
I know that the pace is rigorous, stay faithful my friends.  The volume of reading is heavy and the blessings are even more so.
 
I wonder if anyone has categorized every proverb.  Giving a tag name to each of them to see what the topical flow looks like.  For instance,  19:24 and  20:4 could be categorized as laziness, however, 19:28 could be justice, lying, words, or mouth.  Right off the top of my head, I would think that the tongue or how we speak, money, and honoring others are at the top of the list.  Certainly the words one uses to describe the proverb can vary.  But there must be a top theme in the whole bunch of them.  If anyone comes across a chart like this, please pass it on.  Curiosity is getting the best of me on this one. Continue reading

Day 45 of B90X (Ps 135:1- Pr 6:35)

  Hey there Saints~ 
 
I had a fresh reminder of what some of your lives are like right now.  Christie and I had our two grandboys spend the night last night and spent some time with us today.  Boy, are we plum tuckered out.  In recently reading Arissa’s blog the other day, I quote, “It seems like all we do is parent, work, read the bible and sleep.”  We just did it one night, you all do it each and every day.  Picture me bowing to you giving you blessings for all of your hard work.  You are my heroes. 

 Yesterday was just so good.  It really started on Saturday night when some folks came together to pray for our service together the next day.  I think it made a difference.  Great time of challenge.  Great time of worship.  Great time of seeing folks mingle and fellowship.  Great time in the Word.  Great time of working together for a common purpose.   Continue reading