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Between the Lines: Trinity Sunday: May 26, 2013

Text: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Lady wisdom (2)

Lady wisdom (2)
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When he established the heavens, I was there,
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,
when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
then I was beside him, like a master worker

The images of the process of creation in this poem have to do with setting limits, marking boundaries, placing things in proper order. What might Wisdom have to do with knowing the boundaries, with right relationships between people and creation, with limits and order? What might the world around us be without those limits? Where do the boundaries need to be shifted, altered, transformed? And what role might Wisdom play in the process?

– Andy Kille

“Between the Lines” is excerpted from BibleWorkbench, a weekly resource for engaging the biblical story in a new way published by the Educational Center in Charlotte, NC.  For details and subscription information, see About BibleWorkbench.

Bible Workbench: Proper 15, August 16, 2009

Text: Proverbs 9:1-6

Wisdom has built her house,
She has hewn her seven pillars.

When I was young, I remember a treasured book in my father’s library. It was Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence. Lawrence had begun writing a book about seven major cities of the Near East when World War II broke out. The book became his autobiography, and the background for the film Lawrence of Arabia. Continue reading