It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wisdom 3-5

Do good to get good. Otherwise, bad things will happen. When the final judgment comes, we may be surprised at who makes it. Arrogance won't work get you any long-lasting benefits.

Addendum to yesterday's reading: As far as I can remember, only Enoch and Elijah went to heaven. The afterlife just wasn't an Old Testament concept--see Ecclesiastes, for example. Yet, here in the Apocrypha, the ways to get in and be kept out of heaven are important.

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