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.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sirach 42-43

Much of Ben Sira's counsel still seems valuable; e.g., Be honest in all financial matters and keep written records. However, his paranoia about women and his attitude toward slavery pop up again in Chapter 42.

Chapter 43 is a paean to God, who has made everything we see and knows everything we do.
Who has seen the Lord? Who can describe the Holy One?
Many things greater than these lie hidden,
for I have seen but few of the works of the Most High.
For the Lord has made all things,
and to the godly has given wisdom.

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