Once again, the original language helps us to picture what is abstract in English. The Hebrew word for “commit” is galal. It literally means to “roll over.” The image comes from the action of a camel as the animal lets go of the burden it is bearing. It drops to its knees and rolls to one side, allowing the heavy load simply to drop to the ground.
Drop to your knees and roll over your plans, your works, your burdens, to the Lord. Then your planning and your thinking will be grounded in God.
Pause and kneel before the Lord when you read a proverb that especially touches you. Highlight your Bible and your heart with the soothing words of the Lord that are meant to fill your mind with God’s thoughts and God’s ways—letting go of yours.
What are these?
My plans shared with You succeed v. 3
Better to be wise than rich v. 16
You bless those who trust in You v. 20
Kind words being like honey v. 24
This is the second of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Tuesdays are dedicated the Hebrew “Writings.”
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