Wisdom For Business Matters by Marvin D. Patterson

Wisdom For Business Matters
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 6:1-15

Mr. Myrick had to go to Chicago on business and persuaded his brother to take care of his cat during his absence. Though he hated cats, the brother agreed. Upon his return, Mr. Myrick called from the airport to check on the cat. ''Your cat died,'' the brother reported, then hung up. Myrick was inconsolable. His grief was magnified by his brother's insensitivity, so he called again to express his pain. ''There was no need for you to be so blunt,'' he said. ''What was I supposed to say?'' asked the perplexed brother. ''You could have broken news gradually,'' explained Myrick. ''You could have said, 'The cat was playing on the roof.' Then, later in the conversation, you could have said, 'He fell off.' Then you could have said, 'He broke his leg.' Then when I came to pick him up, you could have said, 'I'm so sorry. Your cat passed away during the night.' You've got to learn to be more tactful.'' ''By the way, how's Mom?'' After a long pause, the brother replied, ''She's playing on the roof.''

Farmers Fred and Luke were fishing on the side of the road. They made a sign saying ''The End is Near! Turn yourself around now before it's too late!,'' and showed it to each passing car.

One driver that passed didn't appreciate the sign and shouted, ''Leave us alone you religious nuts!''

All of a sudden they heard a big splash.

Fred grinned at Luke. ''Do you think we should just put up a sign that says: 'Bridge Out' instead?''

Introduction:

We are continuing our study in the Book of Proverbs this morning on how to live life successfully! We have defined success as finding the will of God, and living in the will of God for as long as possible. So many people today only want what they want to do in life. They never ask God what He created them to do while on planet earth. And therefore, they miss God's best, for what they think is their best, and they never really enjoy life as God meant for th ...


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