Lectio Divina Reading
November 20, 2003
Psalm 25 (King James Version)
Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
O my God, I trust in thee let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
Yea, let none that wait on the be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
Shew me thy ways, O LORD: teach me thy paths.
Lead me in thy truth; and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness sake, O LORD.
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
The meek will he guide in judgment; and the meek will he teach his way.
All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
What man is he that feareth the LORD? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
The secret of the LORD is with them that hear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
The Book of Wisdom (also known as ‘The Book of Solomon’)
Search your present life situations. Where is it that you most need Sophia’s guidance?
Go to Sophia. Find her sitting in her chair of wisdom. Ask her to led and direct you.
Receive her wisdom.
Reflect on 1 Kings 5:9-14. The author endows Solomon with the kind of knowledge prized in the Hellenistic culture of his own day. In this context, God is represented as the source of all truth, and the human sciences as dependent on his wisdom.
Prayers to Sophia, Joyce Rupp
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