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Our Pastor was reading from Proverbs 22: 1,2 - 8,9- 22,23
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all.Gleaning from his sermon, he mentioned that the book of Proverbs is filled with Godly wisdom. There is much in this book about taking care of the poor and helpless.
Many cultures have maxims and sayings about life, but the Biblical account in Proverbs is a summary of Godly understanding and perception. Although the word God is not mentioned, the wisdom there is impacted as an accumulation of God’s wisdom.
Writers both men and women were called sages. There is instructions to generations of practical advice to live by.
Years ago we had Richards Almanac; today we have Chicken Soup and Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten.
These saying are to help a world that is coming unglued as we live in a disruptive society.
Our Sunday school teacher was our role models and their teaching seeped into our hard heads slowly but surely.
Our initial concept of God was no doubt primitive, but as we studied and learned we grew in knowledge of Him.
Bible study should be in a variety of forms. Our personal study broadens when we join with others in a group Bible study.
We must have a glowing desire for more of God and work with Him in what He is doing in our world today.
Thirty two years ago we had no information available as we have today with computers, and the inter-net.
Knowledge is moving so fast. We have e-mail, Face Book, Smart phones with cameras and videos, GPS and a plastic card to get us a cold soda.
Years ago we used a mimeograph, a duplicator, now we have printers, copy machines and scanners.
In our desire to learn, we must not get overloaded or side-tracked. Church leaders understand that their congregations desire to learn more or God and how to live unselfish lives and help others.
To put into action what we are learning about what the scriptures tell us. Not just on Sunday, but daily to live as God instructs us.
May our approach to life be a glowing desire to learn more and to know God personally?
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