by Marvin D. Patterson

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How to Achieve the Best in Life (2 of 2)
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 1:13-33

A priest, an evangelist, and a minister were in a row boat in the middle of a pond fishing. None of them had caught anything all morning.

Then the evangelist stands up and says he needs to go to the bathroom so he climbs out of the boat and walks on the water to shore. He comes back ten minutes later the same way.

Then the minister decides he needs to go to the bathroom, too, so he climbs out of the boat and walks on the water to shore. He, too, comes back the same way ten minutes later.

The priest looks at both of them and decides that his faith is just as strong as his fishing buddies and that he can walk on water, too. He stands up and excuses himself. As he steps out, he makes a big splash down into the water.

The evangelist looks at the minister and says,''I suppose we should have told him where the rocks were.''
We are trying to look at where the rocks are in life!


We are enjoying a passage from Proverbs 1 on achieving our best in life. We saw that Solomon is the writer of these wonderful truths, and he is writing from the perspective of a wise father, trying to impart his wisdom to his son. Are you achieving the best in life? Do you feel a need for more wisdom and knowledge this morning? We are going to go into part two and look at several important principles that will help us to be all that we can be for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


1- Listen to the Lord

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A smart person will obey the commands of God, and a foolish person rejects His wisdom.

2-Listen to your Parents

Their advice is priceless, and to follow it is like wearing a beautiful golden necklace or a golden crown.

3-Do not listen to the wicked

Solomon says that when that sinner entices or tempts you, consent thou not. Stay away from those who are rebellious and evil. Notice here in verse thirteen that So ...

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