One of the great techniques of the wisdom literature is to compare two different issues, people or elements. In Proverbs 25 this is very clear where Solomon starts off comparing how God delights in keeping things hidden, while scientists spend their time and energy trying to uncover the secrets of world.
I think it is a very effective way of drawing the listener into the conversation and making us think through the matter on a deeper level. What do you think about today’s readings?
“God delights in concealing things;
scientists delight in discovering things.
Like the horizons for breadth and the ocean for depth,
the understanding of a good leader is broad and deep.” (Message)
“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;
to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
As the heavens are high and the earth is deep,
so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.” - NIV
“There is no limit to what God will do for the believer who will let God have all the glory.” - Warren W. Wiersbe
The highest and most profitable learning is the knowledge of ourselves. To have a low opinion of our own merits, and to think highly of others, is an evidence of wisdom.
- Thomas a Kempis
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