‘Glitched back from truth’. Don’t know what that means, I’m tired this morning and dreamed that title! It looked like a newspaper headline.
There are proverbs about deceit/ wickedness and about dumbness. These are a drum beat though the book, evil and weak-mindedness become interchangeable.
Some poignant, very nuanced observations about the human condition, our pain, are thrown in here:
And as with other chapters, more theological concepts as the chapter progresses:
… So that’s where Jesus got the ‘whatever you do for the least of them…’ idea from.
God as our refuge is mentioned a few times, like a response to the ‘joy and sadness’ observations from earlier in the chapter.
There is a deep vein of grace here at work, as well as good housekeeping tips.
At church last week they read Solomon’s prayer for the opening of the temple. He prays over the splendor of it, the blessing of the Jews.
But then he expands God beyond the temple and beyond one race. He knows his temple, his life’s work, can’t contain the true God.
There’s that ability to see multi-dimensionally, the Spirit-given leaps of insight coming out here too.
I’m coming face to face with what a deeply disorganised and flaky individual I am.
A good frank talk with my youngest, Ren, on the weekend.
If I could ever get it all together, I reckon I’d be such a great dad, church member, partner, worker…. But I’m a bit ‘all hat and no cattle’, as they say… And I feel stuck there.
Full of motivation however, up for fresh ideas, now my employment situation is receding from critical. Plus I’m daily barraged with advice about how to live a wise life…
When I make it through a two week pay period with some money saved and no need to dip into savings, I’ll know the book is starting to work.