Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
The Gifts of Wisdom July 18-19, 2015
Take my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than choice gold;
for wisdom is better than jewels,
and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.
Wisdom is the knowledge of God. Before God created anything, God made sure that knowledge of God was the foundation of all things. Knowledge of God is woven into the fabric of creation itself, and wisdom is the unfolding of that knowledge into our awareness.
Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text. After the reading, ask the follow-up questions.
Sunday, Proverbs 8:1-11, 22-36, The Gifts of Wisdom
Monday, Proverbs 9:1-6, Wisdom’s Feast
Tuesday, Proverbs 9:13-18, Folly’s Invitation and Promise
Wednesday, Proverbs 10:1-32, Wisdom of Solomon
Thursday, Proverbs 13:1-25, Wisdom of Solomon
Friday, Proverbs 18:1-24, Wisdom of Solomon
Saturday, Proverbs 20:1-30, Wisdom of Solomon
- What values do these readings lift up?
- What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
- How do these proverbs shape the way community is supposed to act? Does your community share and follow these values? Why or why not?
- What values shape your daily behaviors?
God’s wisdom was present even at the time of creation. Make a list of 2-3 of your favorite things that God has created. Do some research online to see how your favorite things contribute to the well-being of creation.
Close your devotion with a blessing.
May God bring wisdom into your words and actions. Amen.