Thanks for the prayers!
"The Blessings of Wisdom"
8 Does not wisdom call?
Does not understanding raise her voice?
2 On the heights beside the way,
at the crossroads she takes her stand;
3 beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud:
4 "To you, O men, I call,
and my cry is to the children of man.
22 "The Lord possessed[a] me at the beginning of his work,[b]
the first of his acts of old.
23 Ages ago I was set up,
at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
24 When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no springs abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains had been shaped,
before the hills, I was brought forth,
26 before he had made the earth with its fields,
or the first of the dust of the world.
27 When he established the heavens, I was there;
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 when he made firm the skies above,
when he established[c] the fountains of the deep,
29 when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
30 then I was beside him, like a master workman,
and I was daily his[d] delight,
rejoicing before him always,
31 rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the children of man.
When Solomon uses the pronoun "I" is he talking about himself? Is he saying that he, Solomon, was with God from the beginning? No. He is talking about wisdom, and in fact the personification of wisdom, in essence the pre-incarnate Christ. Christ is the Word made flesh. He is wisdom incarnate.
Wisdom starts with a knowledge of Christ and His love and forgiveness. Wisdom starts with knowing that you don't know it all, that you don't have all the answers. It starts with knowing that you have and always will make mistakes.
Once you get all that, then you can marvel at the all encompassing wisdom of God. It is so far above and beyond everything that we can ever comprehend. So when we question God, as Job did, and try to argue with Him, or change His ways, He has every right to strike us down and say, "who are you that you should question me?"
Instead of destroying us forever He has mercy on us. In His wisdom He loves us with an eternal love. In His wisdom He sent His Son to be wisdom incarnate for us and to suffer and die in our stead. Praise God for His wisdom toward us today!
Prayer: Lord God, thank You for sending Your Son, Wisdom Incarnate, to be Wisdom for us. Give us Your wisdom by the power of Your Spirit, that we might live in peace forevermore. Amen.
Tues- Quilters 9-2; Board of Outreach meeting 6pm; Gun Club Fun 7pm
Wed- Last day of school in Warrenton; Ladies Aid noon; Choir 7
Thurs- Social Security seminar 6:30
Fri- Bible study at Hendershots 7pm
Sat- Men's breakfast 8am; Worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Worship 11; Gross Out Challenge Day
Acolyte- 8:30- Hailey Blechle 11- Jack Bunge
Ushers- Don Hance, Rich Boeger, Doug Walters, Don Tate
Altar- Set up- Lucille Luebke; Clean Up- Lynn Russell, and Elaine Schauer
Elders- Sat- Roy Bohning; 8:30- John Hachtel; 11- Steve Robine
Greeters- 8:30- Dave and Linda Callies; 11- Dan and Lisa Rausch
Lay Readers- Sat- Roy Bohning 8:30- Amber Vossen; 11- Steve Robine
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Piano- Kathy Barrow
Projectionists: Sat- Pam Bueltmann; 8:30- George Pezold 11- Luke Rausch
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: What is Sheol?
We have been blessed beyond measure in the United States haven't we? I want you to join me in making a global difference by releasing children from poverty through Christian education.
Instead of taking a week off and joining my fellow Lead a Child bikers who are riding the Fault Line across four states this year, I have decided to go solo and bike 1,000 miles locally and while on vacation by August 1 to raise funds for LeadaChild. Would you sponsor me so that I can raise funds to support this most worthy organization? In my opinion, there is no more worthy organization to support than LeadaChild!
LeadaChild provides educational assistance to over 26,000 children and shares the love of Jesus Christ with the students and their families! LeadaChild supports the poorest of the poor children through Christian education in the following countries:
Guatemala Chad Honduras Palestine Haiti Uganda
Gambia Ivory Coast El Salvador Nigeria Panama Nicaragua
Burma Ghana Chile Venezuela Bolivia Mexico
Liberia Uruguay Sri Lanka India Guinea Sierra Leone
Bangladesh Cambodia South Africa Togo Thailand
These students need your help to find a way out of poverty through Christian education and learn of the hope of Christ our Savior.
Please fill out your information below and send it with your check or donate online through the LeadaChild website: http://www.leadachild.org/bike
Every dollar makes a difference. Please give generously. Please remember all of the riders in your prayers! Thank you much for your support!
Biking For Kids Together,
Pastor Jeremy Klaustermeier
LeadaChild is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization and is a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.