Refreshing Pauses

Tuesdays: The Hebrew “Writings”

Proverbs 14

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To listen to Nick read the one-minute introduction.

Each proverb contrasts positives with negatives. The opening verse is a rare proverb about the feminine. As you pray through each of the thirty-five proverbs, weigh each of their sides in the hands of your heart, as though tossing a beach ball back and forth from one hand to another. Read the proverbs slowly, pausing where you find yourself released upward by the wisdom that sets you free.

Can you put your own names to the classes and categories listed in the proverbs? Do not judge, but rather discern the people, places, and things in your life that are concrete examples of the types in the proverbs.

Write out your favorites. Place them nearby where you bump into them throughout the day for refreshing pauses. What can you do to be creative with these wise sayings that have come down to us from almost three millennia?

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
What are these?
Walking upright before You v. 2
With wisdom, knowing my path v. 8
Planning good finds loyalty. v. 22
Tranquil mind: life to the flesh v. 30

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This is the Second Week in Pentecost, Year A.(The first week occurred at the end of the season of Epiphany.)
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Tuesdays are dedicated the Hebrew “Writings.”

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