Monday, July 6, 2015
you know nothing, Jon Snow
the OT was genealogy, which can be interesting, but can also be dull.
the NT reading plugged right into the Psalm! it was almost like a refrain. forty Jewish men take a vow to kill Paul. he is rescued. the Psalm celebrates God rescuing the writer from danger, even though he's surrounded by men who want to kill him.
but the part of today's reading that stood out to me was the Proverb. "The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, the ears of the wise seek it out." as socrates said, the beginning of wisdom is in knowing (like Jon Snow) that you know nothing. the best way to become a better person is to be teachable. pride prevents so many people (including me!) from bettering themselves.
God, please give me a teachable heart.