Tag: Job

Tuesday’s Thoughts

Tuesday’s Thoughts

bible, Scripture
Angry storm clouds Flashing impassive bolts Igniting dead wood   Job 36-37 Today, Elijah/Elihu goes further into his own theology.  It is one where God punishes the wicked swiftly and quickly. I think this is the world we wish was true. That those who hurt us would experience cosmic karma swiftly. But do we? Sometimes, our in the moment thought of revenge passes as we recover our values for love, mercy, justice, and peace. The most humorous part of these two chapters is Elijah/Elihu's (E.) declaration that he "will draw from his broad knowledge" and has "total knowledge" (36:3-4). Oh, Elijah. A wee bit full of yourself, are you? Also, "none of the wise can see him {God}." Yep. Only E. knows best. *side eye* Random thought: I apologize for the male only language fo
Tuesday’s Thoughts:  Close Reading

Tuesday’s Thoughts: Close Reading

Scripture, Uncategorized
I'm reading the Bible through again but art journaling and writing poetry inspired by what I'm reading.  I'm also trying to do a close reading.  Close reading, according to Duke Divinity School is: A close reading involves a careful balance of argument and evidence, all centered rigorously on the text at hand. Like biblical exegesis, a close reading begins with a careful study of what the text actually says, word by word and line by line. I think it also involves putting preconceived notions away for a while.  For my reading, I do that.  For my poetry, I sometimes borrow notions from other places.  I did that today to delve into the symbolism of a tree that is cut down.  Going through Job has me putting away the notion of the perfect Job and the imperfect friends.  For now.  We'll see wh

ruby

Christianity, Haiku, Poetry, Religion, Spirituality, Theology
 A couple notes...the scripture reading talks of Christ, the cornerstone, a living stone precious in God's sight.  That led me to precious stones.  Then I looked up the four precious stones:  ruby, sapphire, emerald, and diamond.  In ancient China, rubies used to be buried beneath the foundations (cornerstones) of buildings.  Rubies were considered the "Lord of gems" and a ruby was placed around Aaron's neck.  The Bible also says that "wisdom is more precious than rubies." (Job).  And wisdom, sophia, is associated with logos, word, in the Gospel of John. beautiful ruby touches my heart delicate chain entwined Inspired by the Lenten Journey reading of 1 Peter 2:4-10 People on a Lenten Journey Lorot Poetry:  Echoes of the Hills Becca Givens at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea Terri at