The Path: Finding the Way of Wisdom
Avoid Greed at All Cost
Last week we were introduced to "The Path," our new summer sermon series in the book of Proverbs. This week, we are recipients of that first word of wisdom from the book. Do you think it will be wisdom about love, relationships, money, or faith? No, the one thing critically important to get us started in the right direction is wisdom about greed. Those who are greedy end up losing the very thing they seek to gain.
Music: "Pietà Signore" by Alessandro Stradella; Seth Johnson, tenor and Wayne Whitten, piano
Every day is filled with a series of choices. Do we choose the path of wisdom or the path of folly? In these often perplexing moments, we welcome the voice of trusted counselors; we heed the advise of a close friend; we seek out a favorite newspaper column or opinion blog.
In a similar spirit some have turned to the biblical book of Proverbs. Truly, this portion of God's Word does offer godly wisdom in a succinct, engaging manner. However, the book of Proverbs is much more than an ancient advise column! This book of the Bible helps us recognize that wisdom is both a path to be chosen and a person to be embraced .