Wisdom Embodied | Visual Resources for Both Lectionaries on July 30, 2023
This post offers visual resources for the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary for July 30, 2023. The RCL is continuing a mini-series in the Parables of Jesus, along with a look at the wisdom of Solomon in 1 Kings and the continuation of Genesis and Romans. The NL is continuing Proverbs this week and pulls from John 8 for the Gospel reading.
Revised Common Lectionary
Here are quick links to all the texts for this week:
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
1 Kings 3:5-12
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
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1 Kings 3:5–12
Feel free to use any or all of these slides and images in your own preaching and teaching.
The NL ends the summer with a series on the Wisdom Literature of the Hebrew Scripture. This week we look at the Proverbs.
It seems that our culture is caught up in trying to find the edge or the secret to success and advancement in life. Some of the best selling books on the market are claiming to give you the keys to success and happiness. Wouldn’t that be nice? Wouldn’t it be great if we did have some easy-to-follow guidelines to a successful life? The book of Proverbs is just that kind of book. The majority of this book was written by King Solomon in the early days of his life. The purpose of the book was to instruct the young men in his court on how to live the “good life” and find success and happiness in everything they did. What was his secret formula for success? It can be found in the first chapter. Proverbs 1:7 says,”
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning
of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom
In other words, “if you want to succeed in life; put God first, seek wisdom, and live a disciplined life.” Proverbs is a book full of practical, how-to wisdom-nuggets that will serve as guideposts along our path of life. If we want to “succeed” in life, then we need to become students of this book. read more…
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