Bible reading: Proverbs 2v6-9
‘For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose way of life is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Then you will understand what is right and just and fair – every good path.’
Reflection: Two teachers were once applying for the same Vice-Principal position at a local high school. One had been teaching a total of 8 years and the other a total of 20 years. Everyone expected the teacher with the greater experience to get the job, but when a decision was made, it was the person with 8 years teaching who was chosen. The teacher overlooked for the job complained bitterly – “I’ve got 20 years teaching to her 8” he cried. “I’m vastly more qualified.” The school’s reply went like this: “Yes sir, you do have 20 years teaching to her 8, but where she has 8 years’ experience you have 1 years’ experience repeated 20 times.”
Simply experiencing the passage of time doesn’t mean we have grown or learned from those things we experience during that time.
Often, those who have seen God move in the past can be most resistant to beholding God’s “new thing”. Is it time to check if we are wise enough to let go of the past and ready to learn new things?
(Lloyd Cooke – Saltbox)
Give thanks that God has answers to the world’s problems.
for our local schools to be resourced and empowered to set young people on paths of destiny;
for a new spirit of wisdom to come on the leaders of local and national government;
for people across Europe to find the ancient paths of God’s ways that have blessed our continent in the past.