Aug 2018, Christ Mountain Top
the Psalm, Psalm 49
One Year 2018 plan
Proverbs (spread out year-long), 1 Corinthians, Song of Solomon
by the cynic (like Ecclesiastes)
undermined by real life experience (like Job)
12:7-8 But ask the animals,
and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; 8 ask the plants of the earth, and
they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
make light work
cooks spoil the broth
don’t read proverbs as promises, as absolutes
requires wisdom to read it well
10:1 Dead flies make the
perfumer’s ointment give off a foul odor; so a little folly outweighs wisdom
put all your eggs in one basket:
11:2 Divide your means
seven ways, or even eight, for you do not know what disaster may happen on
you need an excuse, you’ve found one. OR, a lazy person needs no excuse:
11:3-4 When clouds are full,
they empty rain on the earth; whether a tree falls to the south or to the
north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. 4 Whoever observes the wind will
not sow; and whoever regards the clouds will not reap.
your options open. Throw a lot of stuff against the wall… keep working it.
do not let your hands be idle; for you do not know which will prosper, this or
that, or whether both alike will be good.
groups, connections for friendship
Samuel 14:14 But God will not take
away a life; he will devise plans so as not to keep an outcast banished forever
from his presence.
no ransom avails for one’s life,
is no price one can give to God for it.
the ransom of life is costly,
can never suffice that one should live on forever and never see the grave.
cross – ransom for a life – the ONE WAY
of God’s multiple ways