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July 16th, 2007

Daily Psalm 14

Daily Psalm
Title: The man of understanding
Psalm 14
Key verse 2

יְהוָה-- מִשָּׁמַיִם, הִשְׁקִיף עַל-בְּנֵי-אָדָם:
לִרְאוֹת, הֲיֵשׁ מַשְׂכִּיל-- דֹּרֵשׁ, אֶת-אֱלֹהִים

Last night I organized myself a little and got back into reading through the Bible to catch up with all my brothers and sisters at home. I had gotten as far as Job, which meant that I began reading Psalms. I read the first 30 or so and found some interesting verses. Ironically, this was one of them!

The LORD looked forth from heaven upon the children of men,
to see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God.

Here, again, is the idea that the man of understanding and of wisdom seeks after God. The truly wise man does not bloat up in his knowledge. Nor does he feel satisfied in his wisdom.

He seeks.

He knows that he will never know it all and realizes that 'life' means 'growth.' In the past, I used to see wisdom as a static idea to attain. I want to be wise 'because it is good.' Yes, it is good - but not because of the knowledge alone.

Knowledge should prompt us to reach farther and to become more humble.

One Word: Wisdom that seeks, wisdom that grows

End of summer session one

My classes are over and the papers are finished.
I am so happy!

I am going to celebrate by playing on my computer, calling my grandparents, and taking it easy :) Bechtel is enjoying the break time, too!

Through Tierra del Fuego and to...

The past year, I have felt like a clipper racing through the straights of Tierra del Fuego. Yes, canvas let loose and flying past the rocks, darting between the shores of fire. Danger. Danger is there. Yet, the faster we fly, the faster we are free.

"You don't have to speak/I feel/Emotional landscapes
You push me up to this : State of emergency : How beautiful to be"

I wonder, though, once my ship finally spills into the great Pacific, the great peaceful sea, what will it find?
What wonders lie beyond the edge of the known world?
What new horizons will be seen?
What new languages will be heard?
What new food tasted?

Life is an adventure.

And I rush into the unknown with excitement!


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