Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Rest Stop

This week, Godsway 66 takes a break.  It comes at a good times, as we have finished all of the historical books of the Hebrew Bible.  Next week, the resources for the book of Job will be posted, the beginning of the section of wisdom literature in the Hebrew Bible.

This week offers another chance to catch a breath -- and maybe catch up on some past readings or sermons that you may have missed.  It also allows a chance to slowly appreciate one of the special songs in the book of Psalms (which will be the focus of Godsway 66 in two weeks) -- Psalm 119.  Psalm 119 is best-known as the longest chapter of the Bible: it has 176 verses.  It also is a rich reflection on the importance of scripture -- God's word or God's law -- and how people should interact with the scripture.  The song is so important that in a common daily lectionary, a part of Psalm 119 is read every week.

So in the coming days, we will savor this tribute to the importance of scripture, a couple of sections at a time.