Wisdom Literature

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Wisdom Literature – Song of Solomon


Boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married and live as a couple – a story that is as old as humanity and one that we all know about and many of us are involved in. This book tells that story, recognises some of the challenges and encourages us to work to keep that […]

Wisdom Literature – Ecclesiastes


This book is about a man’s search for meaning in life; a man who ends up disillusioned and concludes that there is no point to it at all. Does this sound familiar? But there is also thread of hope, as people are pointed to God as a way to find meaning and purpose in life. […]

Wisdom Literature – Proverbs


Continuing our look at Wisdom literature, we turn to Proverbs this evening and its author King Solomon, famed for his wisdom. This collection of sayings give some insight into God’s wisdom and why we should seek to be wise also. Reading:Psalm 37:1-40 Questions to think about: Who do you consider to be a wise person? […]

Wisdom Literature – Psalms


While we often think of the Psalms as hymns and songs – speaking words of lament and praise among many other themes – there are some which are thought of as Wisdom Psalms such as the one we are looking at tonight. It compares and contrasts two ways of living, two ways of relating to […]

Wisdom Literature – Job


This story – of a righteous man who lost everything and suffered terribly for no seeming fault of his own – raises all sorts of questions: why do bad things happen to good people; where is God through suffering; why does God allow it to happen? But it also raises questions about who we are […]

Introduction to Wisdom Literature


In our evening services for the next few weeks we will be thinking about the “Wisdom Literature” – Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs – and asking ourselves what they tell us about God, their insight into some of the challenges of life and how we can apply them in the situations we find […]