Monday of the Sixth Week in Kingdomtide
Jesus and Paul would echo the admonition at the beginning of this chapter: “Whatever measure you use in judging others, it will be used to measure how you are judged” (Matt. 7:2). “You will always reap what you sow” (Gal 6:7).
There are images of stability as verse 6. The Hebrew word for “times,” et, means “a particular time or season of life.” The “times” of your life are set against larger, ill-defined, hostile, “hard times” from the world. Enemy eras will not be able to cross the sacred boundaries of your soul, because you are finding stability through the Spirit’s gifts of wisdom and knowledge.
Jerusalem will be firm with strong stakes and cords to prevent her from being blown away by enemies from without. What do you need to do to set the stakes of your life’s tent more securely?