Day Seventeen – הַיּוֹם שִׁבְעָה עָשָׂר לָעֹמֶר
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5–6
“Leaning on the everlasting arms…leaning…leaning…”
We sing about leaning on God’s arms but what does that really mean? We know that wisdom wants us to understand truth but when does our pursuit of knowledge get off track? Proverbs instructs us to seek Wisdom, to cling to Her, and to call Her our intimate companion. How can I make wisdom a life goal without becoming proud?
• How is learning God’s wisdom more than just being able to process information? Lord what skills or habits do I trust that you will build in me as I work on growing in wisdom?
• Push and pull are two ways people view persuasion. Wisdom seeks to persuade people and wise people join with Her. Discuss with someone the difference between a pushy salesman and a salesman who is respected, who has “great pull.” When I push I start with me and try to “power” my points on another. “Pull” takes more skill. It considers where a person is and seeks ways to help that person to willingly agree. Earned respect is easier to agree with.
• Read together Proverbs 2:1-19 and 26:12. What are all the active words given to those who are to get wisdom? What is the positive result after all these things are done? What happens if they are left undone? How is this leaning on God and not ourselves?
Resources for Day 17 of Counting the Omer
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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