by Marvin D. Patterson

The Advantages of Wisdom (3 of 3)
Series: The Advantages of Wisdom
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 3:19-35

Fred wants to get married!
Fred is 32 years old and he is still single.
One day a friend asked, ''Why aren't you married? Can't you find a woman who will be a good wife?''
Fred replied, ''Actually, I've found many women I wanted to marry, but when I bring them home to meet my parents, my mother doesn't like them.''
His friend thinks for a moment and says, ''I've got the perfect solution, just find a girl who's just like your mother.''
A few months later they meet again and his friend says, ''Did you find the perfect girl? Did your mother like her?''
With a frown on his face, Fred answers, ''Yes, I found the perfect girl. She was just like my mother. You were right, my mother liked her very much.''
The friend said, ''Then what's the problem?''
Fred replied, ''My father doesn't like her.''
A little girl came home from school and said to her mother, ''Mommy, today in school I was punished for something that I didn't do.''

The mother exclaimed, 'But that's terrible! I'm going to have a talk with your teacher about this ... by the way, what was it that you didn't do?'

The little girl replied, 'My homework.'
''Is your mother home?'' the salesman asked the small boy.

''Yeah, she's home,'' the boy said, scooting over to let him past.

The salesman rang the doorbell, got no response, knocked once, then again. Still no one came to the door. Turning to the boy, the fellow said, ''I thought you said your mother was home!?''

The kid replied, ''She is; but this isn't where I live.''


We are continuing our journey through the Proverbs of Solomon. A proverb is a short saying that teaches a great truth in life! Solomon wrote or collected these proverbs some three thousand years ago, and yet they are just as relevant for us today as tomorrow morning's newspaper! A wise person is a person who seeks to follow th ...

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