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Series: How to Win at the Game of Life
Pastor Jeff Schreve
The third grade teacher talked to her students, and she gave them some very familiar little maxims that we have in our country, familiar little modern proverbs, and she gave them the first part of the proverb, of the maxim, and then she asked them to fill in the rest. The answers she got were interesting.
"It's always darkest……. before Daylight Savings Time."
"Better to be safe than……to punch a fifth grader."
"You can't teach an old dog……math." It's true.
"If you lie down with the dogs……you'll stink in the morning."
"Laugh, and the whole world laughs with you; cry……..and you'll have to blow your nose."
And then this one:
"When the blind lead the blind…….get out of the way."
We, we've been in a series on the book of Proverbs simply entitled, "How to Win at the Game of Life." Everyone I know wants to win: wants to win in games that they play, in sporting activities. They want to win at school, win at work. They want to win at life. But the big question is: How do you do it?
Well, you know, God is very, very clear in His Word. And the book of Proverbs, it's really life for dummies. It teaches us how to live life and, and how to win. And one of the things that God says in the book of Proverbs over and over and over again is, "If you want to win at life, it will require the dirty four-letter word - W-O-R-K, work!" There's no getting around the fact that God has set up life where, if you want to win, you have to work.
Now there are lots of people that don't like work. And they don't want to work. They want to win, but they don't want to work. And there's no way to win without work. And some people say, "Well, you know, I'd rather wish than work. I'd rather lounge than labor." But if you wish and don't work, if you lounge and don't labor, you don't win. It, it's funny how some people kind of go through life. They hav ...
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