There’s an old African proverb: “If thine enemy wrongs thee, buy each of his children a drum”. Yup, sometimes a bit of old-fashioned, earthy shrewdness, captured in a succinct phrase just nails it!
Even so, it seems a bit odd to find a book of Proverbs in the middle of the bible. Nestled between the epic history of God’s interaction with mankind, fiery prophecy about the end of time, and the amazing story of Jesus, we find a short book, apparently filled with the kind of annoying things your granny used to quote at you.
But actually, in an age of over-hyped “How To Be Successful” books, this ancient wisdom provides some seasoned and proven answers to dealing with disappointments in life, managing difficult relationships, being a blessing to others, and finding happiness in the everyday things of life. All in all, not a bad foundation for the deeper spiritual pursuits.
This Sunday, 17 October, we’re taking a look at the book of Proverbs. Starting 10:30. We’re at 58 High St, Auchterarder, and via Zoom. For an invitation, please click the Message button, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.