The Path: Finding the Way of Wisdom
Watch Your Tongue (and Your Tweet)
The book of Proverbs leads us to consider the power of our words. Words are so powerful that Jesus himself, the author of life, is called "the Word in flesh." Words have the power to bring life and death, and the scripture reminds us of how critical it is to be mindful of how we use our tongue. Of course, in this modern day, it is often the words that come from a keyboard more than our tongue that can cause damage.
Music: "When We See Your Face" by Bob Kauflin and Jordan Kauflin; Kristen Woodard, soloist
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 .