Wisdom’s promise of Solidity

Wisdom speaks:

I have taken root in a privileged people, in the Lord’s property, in his inheritance.
I have grown tall as a cedar in Lebanon, as a cypress on Mt. Hermon; I have grown tall as a palm in Engedi, as the rose bushes of Jericho; as a fine olive in the plain, as a plane tree
I have grown tall.
Sirach 24:12-14

cypress jpeg A Cypress on Mount Hermon is used to build floors/doors of royal houses and temples. Its hard wood was used to make spears. It is fragrant and very durable. It has dark foliage and is gloomy, planted in cemeteries, it is a funeral tree.

A responsive prayer:

May I be a solid foundation upon which saints can stand, may I be a door through which people enter God’s presence, may my words be like a spear, targeting the enemy, my presence a fragrance blessing those around me, and let me be a person that can bear with the grief of the world.

Tomorrow we’ll look at Wisdom’s promise of victory.

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