Tag Archives: Wisdom

August 30, 2020, James 3:13-18, 5:7-11, Post3, ISSL Reflections

VII.This week we end for now our time with James. This might be a good time to review what James had to say – Scripture for August 2 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%201%3A19-27&version=NRSV,ESV,MSG Scripture for August 9 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%201%3A19-27&version=NRSV,ESV,MSG Scripture for August 16 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%202%3A14-26&version=NIV,CEB,MSG Scripture … Continue reading

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August 30, 2020, James 3:13-18; 5:7-11, Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Let’s go back to the Scriptures for a moment. Here are three translations to consider –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James%203%3A13-18%3B%205%3A7-11&version=NRSV,MSG,LEB V.The other day I asked you to consider the two kinds of “wisdom” James speaks of and to note the words or phrases that … Continue reading

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August 30, 2020, James 3:13-18, 5:7-11, ISSL Reflections

I.With this week’s readings from James’ letter we come to a close of our time with James. Or maybe not. We’ve only taken time to reflect on selected passages, so perhaps you want to find time to review the entire … Continue reading

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July 12, 2020, Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b; Luke 2:39-52 – ISSL Reflections

I.In this week’s scripture we are first reminded by the writer of Ecclesiastes that there is a proper “…season, and a time for every matter under heaven….” And then we jump over the naming of many of those “seasons” to … Continue reading

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July 5, 2020, Matthew 11:7-19 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

IX.As we pay attention to this passage one more time, notice what Jesus asks – “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? …… What then did you go out to see? …… What then did you … Continue reading

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July 5, 2020, Matthew 11:7-19 – ISSL Reflections

I.This week we turn to the Gospel of Matthew for our reflections, still thinking about Wisdom. Notice the closing of this week’s reading – “Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”    (Matthew 11:19) Our passage begins with, “As they went away … Continue reading

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June 28, 2020, Proverbs 9 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

You can find this week’s reading at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs%209&version=NRSV And a parallel of three translations at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs%209&version=NRSV;CEB;MSG VII.Little choices and big choices – we encounter hundreds or more a day. What informs your choices? VIII.How have you been schooled by Wisdom … Continue reading

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June 28, 2020, Proverbs 9 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

You can find this week’s reading at – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs%209&version=NRSV And a parallel of three translations at – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs%209&version=NRSV;CEB;MSG IV.Consider how The Messages translates part of this passage –  “Are you confused about life, don’t know what’s going on?    Come with me, oh come, … Continue reading

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June 28, 2020, Proverbs 9 – ISSL Reflections

I.For our final week in Proverbs for now, we will turn to chapter 9. It appears to me we are presented with two speakers in this chapter – Wisdom and Folly. And both offer us the same invitation – “You … Continue reading

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June 21, 2020, Proverbs 8:8-14, 17-21 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

You can find this week’s reading here –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs+8%3A8-14%2C+17-21&version=NRSV VII.As you’ve spent time with these words this week, what has drawn your attention so much that you want to stop and reread those words? Why? What do you want to take … Continue reading

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