“Building to Last” Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Sunday January 14, 2018
Call to Worship
L: O Lord, how manifold are your works!
P: In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
L: Yonder is the sea, great and wide, with living things both small and great.
P: All of them look to you to give them their food in due season.
U: Open your hand, O Lord, that we may be filled with good things!
Scripture (Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31)
Our reading comes from the book of Proverbs.
1Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?
2On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; 3beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries out:
4“To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all that live.
22The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.
23Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
24When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.
25Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth—
26when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil.
27When he established the heavens, I was there,
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep,
29when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
30then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always,
31rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.
Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.
@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Building to Last” Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Sunday January 14, 2018
“Building to Last”
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