Tuesday – The Hebrew “Writings”

Proverbs 13

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Each day of your life in God flows into the next, in counterpoint—the name given in music to independent melodies moving together in harmony.

Today’s litany of proverbs develops inward, personal reflections in counterpoint to yesterday’s sobering passage from Isaiah. The Sunday-to-Friday readings in the one hundred and fifty-six weeks in the three-year cycle are stitched together into themes set against each other in counterpoint. Though the Sabbath Torah readings thread their way through the year according to lunar and not solar cycles, still basic areas of the Torah are wedded to the rest of the week, making a rich variety of God’s Word against which your life itself is in counterpoint.

Each proverb is set in twofold counterpoint movements. Feel this music of the Spirit, either challenging you to change, or soothing your soul, according to your need.

The Reading for Today
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Wisdom loving discipline v. 1
Guarding my mouth with silence v. 3
Cherishing Your words, O Lord v. 13
Bringing others Your Good News v. 17

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