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The Fool Who Dishonors God! (3 of 5)
Steve N. Wagers
1. A seminary president was speaking to his up and coming preacher boys during a chapel service. He was preparing them for the rigors of the ministry. He said, "Boys, don't ask God for a big church. Don't ask God for a big church, because He might give you a big church. Whatever you do, don't ask God for a big church.
2. Next year, one of his students came back to campus, and attended a chapel service. He was called upon to give a word of testimony. He began by saying, "Last year, Mr. President, you advised us not to ask God for a big church. However, I did. I continued to ask God for a big church. But, I added something to it. I asked God for a big church and a pretty wife. He almost answered my prayer. I've got a pretty church and a big wife!"
3. Words are very interesting things. They can be used to make us or break us. They can be used as tools of blessing or tools of cursing. They can be used to build someone up or tear some one down. And, they can be used to help us to open mouth and insert foot.
4. I think of a list of actual statements given on insurance forms by people involved in an accident.
"Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don't have."
"The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him."
"I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law, and headed over the embankment."
"In my attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole."
"I was on my way to the doctors with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way, causing me to have an accident."
"I had been driving my car for 40 years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident."
"The pedestrian had no idea which direction to go, so I ran over him."
4. There are times when our tongues can hang us. We can be hung by our tongue. We can say the right thing in the wrong way, and the ...
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