Take a few drops of Lavender into the palm of your hand and rub together. Breathe deeply. Inhale and exhale. Take off your shoes and come to a seated position. Find a place of uncomfortable rest. And read Proverbs 1:1-7. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Ask God to show himself to you today. Ask him to teach you who he is. If you know God and have walked with him for any amount of time, this seems comfortable and natural. If you don't know God and maybe you're skeptical, just ask. He draws near to those who seek him. You have nothing to loose ...
1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
2 To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
3 to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
4 to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
6 to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
This is why we have spent 3 weeks walking through the first five books of the bible. Yes I say five even though we've dug deep into Genesis and Exodus, we highlighted several things in Leviticus, but I would love for you to take some time and read through Numbers and Deuteronomy. There are deep and rich things there waiting for you. The first five books of the bible set the stage for all understanding. And the story is so important to know. Without it you have no foundation. Without it, you have no alignment. Without it, you have no idea who you are or where you're going. So, below is a quick overview of the last two books.
To understand who Jesus is, why he came and walked this earth, why he chose to die a violent bloody death on a cross and had the power to rise from the dead 3 days later ... you have to know who God is. You have to know this. Without knowing it, Jesus does not make sense. We can't just walk into the story of Jesus without first walking this road. They are not separate, they are one.
Tomorrow we continue the story of God's people and we'll run with the Prophets. Buckle up because its about to get bumpy!