Todd is doing a Wednesday night bible study on Proverbs. I decieded to “read” along reading one chapter a day (works out swell because there are 31 chapters in Proverbs). I keep my Message Bible by my nursing chair, and at one of my “nursing dates” with Reid, I read the days chapter out loud to us both. A passage yesterday hit me, a great prayer for my little guy, (and for us big kids too!)
From Proverbs 2 in the Message:
So now you can pick out what’s true and fair,
find all the good trails!
Lady Wisdom will be your close friend
and Brother Knowledge your pleasant companion.
Good Sense will scout ahead for danger,
Insight will keep and eye out for you.
They’ll keep you from making wrong turns,
or following the bad directions. . . ”
I love how the message translations makes things so visable and descriptive. . Lady Wisdom, Brother Knowledge, Good Sense. . .it’s quite easy to visualize a prayer of Lady Wisdom, sort of a mother earth, hippy type who exhudes wisdom about the world, God, relationships, nature. Brother Knowledge the “guy-next-door” sort of a know-it-all, but in the best possible way. Good Sense, the jewish mama figure, and Insight the college professor. . . Not a bad band of friends.
It is good to be reminded of the treasures that are in the book of Proverbs. So much down to earth, daily advice (wisdom if you will) for living. In the first few verse of Chapter 1 the writer says the Proverbs is “to understand what life means and where it’s going, a manual for living. . . to give people a grasp on reality, fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate. . “
I’ll keep you posted as Reid and I “ponder proverbs” this month.