Tag Archives: Wisdom

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: Christmas 2: January 2, 2011

Text: Sirach 24:1-12

This Sunday’s text is a little unusual. It comes from the book of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus, one of the texts in the Apocrypha or Deuterocanonical writings that come from the period between the Old and New Testaments and are often left out of Protestant Bibles. (You can find the details and history here.)

What can you say about wisdom in your life? How are you wise? Not so wise? In what sense might you be a place in which Wisdom dwells? What do you know of a voice that comes from the Most High? When do you sense within you that spirit of glory? Continue reading