The Blessings of Wisdom by Marvin D. Patterson

The Blessings of Wisdom
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 1

Late one Saturday night, the phone rang in a private residence. The man of the house, awakened out of his sleep, rolled over picked up the receiver and answered, "Hello." The voice on the other end asked, "Is John there?" The man said, "I'm sorry, you've got the wrong number."

About 20 minutes later, the phone rang again. The man rolled over, picked up the receiver and answered, "Hello." The voice on the other end asked, "Is John there?" The man said, "I'm sorry, sir, but as I told you before, you've got the wrong number."

About 10 minutes later, the phone rang again. The man rolled over, picked up the receiver and answered, "Hello." The voice on the other end asked, "Is John there?" The man responded angrily, "Listen, I told you that you've got the wrong number. There is no one named John who lives here. So, don't call again, because I've got to get up early to go to work." Then, he slammed the phone onto the receiver.

About 5 minutes later, the phone rang again. The man, not yet back to sleep, reached over, picked up the receiver and shouted, "What?" The voice on the other end said, "Hello. This is John. I was wondering if I had any messages."

God has a message for us this morning, and it is found in the Word of God!

Introduction:

We are starting a brand new journey through the Book of Wisdom in the Bible, and that is the Book of Proverbs. This wonderful book is packed full of practical advice on how to live life successfully! The author of most of these proverbs is King Solomon. He is writing these wonderful proverbs in the prime of life. Solomon wrote three books in the Bible, and they were written at different times of his life. Solomon wrote the "Song of Solomon" when he was a young man in love with a young woman. He had a quiver in his liver for that young woman and that is what that book is all about. It also portrays our love for Jesus, and His love for us! You have to w ...


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