I think the book of Sirach is a gold mine few have discovered, much less dug deep into. I relate the book of Sirach to the story of Cinderella. A hidden gem kind of kept locked up and hidden. Once revealed, my oh my it sparkles. It’s beauty could almost surpass the more well known book of Proverbs, yet it’s simple thoughts and words of humility, keep it from doing so.
I am reading Sirach for 31 and writing to tell about it. A brief history…Sirach is accepted as part of the Christian biblical canon by Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and most Oriental Orthodox. The Anglican Church does not consider it canonical, but says it should be read, “for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet doth not apply them to establish any doctrine.” Similarly, theLutheran Churches include it in their lectionaries, and as a book proper for reading, devotion, and prayer. Its influence on early Christianity is evident, as it was explicitly cited in the Epistle of James, the Didache , and the Epistle of Barnabas.
Ok, so a surprise trip to the grocery store huh? Note to self, when you write a post about How to Save Money at the Grocery Store after seven weeks of respiratory virus in all its nasty forms attacks you and all seven of your children, weeks of your husband traveling during said virus and cough medicine with codeine, you should really check the post date. Surprise!
I am going to start introducing some more homemaking/money saving posts here at The Littlest Way. As I said in the How to Save Money at the Grocery Store post
“The Littlest Way does not apply only to our spiritual lives, it encompasses every aspect our lives. To me, The Littlest Way means doing something, anything and everything as a means to know, love and serve God.” This means from grocery shopping to Bible study…homeschooling to “me time”…scripture memorization to photography and blogging know how.
I just wish I could have written a nice introduction like this one before the post came out verses after.
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