Lectio Divina Reading
November 13, 2003
Opening, Psalm 139
Draw Me to Your Heart
Scripture passages to explore for a deeper understanding of the above passage:
Job 28:28. Then he said to human beings, ‘wisdom?- that is fear of the Lord; Intelligence? avoidance of evil .’
Si 51:23. Come close to me, you ignorant, take your place in my school.
Pr 29:4. A king gives a country stability by justice, an extortioner brings it to ruin.
Si 10:1-3. A sagacious ruler educates his people, and he makes his subjects understand order. As the magistrate is, so will his officials be, as the governor is, so will be the inhabitants of his city. An undisciplined king will be the ruin of his people; a city owes its prosperity to the intelligence of its leading men. The government of the earth is in the hands of the Lord, he sets the right leader over it at the right time. Human success is in the hands of the Lord. He invests the scribe with honour.
Gn 2:7. Yahweh God shaped man from the soil of the ground and blew the breath of life into his nostrils, and man became a living being.
Job 10:10. Did you not pour me out like milk and then let me thicken like curds?
Ps 139:13-16. You created my inmost self, knit me together in my mother’s womb. For so many marvels I thank you; a wonder am I, and all your works are wonders.
Si 17:1. The Lord fashioned human beings from the earth to consign them back to it.
What is it that you seek from this Wise and faithful Guide?
Draw a heart and place some words or symbols on it to represent what you seek.
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