I note that in just one week, it will be the 15th anniversary of the Moslem attack on America that we call "9/11". One week. Fifteen years. Some things we go through become part of our world, affecting how we look at things and how we mark the before and after. That is certainly one of them. And this year, our calendar's rendering of 11 September also corresponds with an annual observance of the Moslems as dated by their lunar calendars. Could be "interesting"
And today I was again the morning Bible study leader at the church. I only hope they get something out of it. Leading these things is something I've done pretty consistently for the last 20-some years in four states now. Perhaps that's part of the Lord's plan. So be it.
And tomorrow is Labor Day. I don't work for a paycheck any more. I admit to missing that part of my life. Others have a different take on things.
The Old Testament passage is chapters 5 and 6 of the Proverbs.
The evening reading from the New Testament is verses 1-20 from 1st Corinthians chapter 14
This also gets into contention in some churches today. Consider the term "prophecy" or "prophesy". Does it necessarily mean "foretelling"? Not necessarily. Does it mean "direct revelation from the Lord", as some would have it? Not necessarily. It may mean "God-given insight", which is how I take it. The fortelling is, I believe, no longer found. And the "direct revelation" that, in all too many cases, contradicts the Bible, I also do not support. Insight, yes, I can and do support it.
I Corinthians 14:1-20