by Marvin D. Patterson

Wisdom for a Strong Family
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 5:1-23

Joke: Mad man Harrigan - There was a man who had $10 million and put it in a vacant building. He didn't believe in banks. One day the building caught fire and the man became frantic. The fire dep. couldn't get the blaze under control. The man said ''isn't there anything you can do? I'll pay $1 million to anyone who can put this fire out. The fire chief said there was only one man who could put the fire out, Mad man Harrigan. Call him up, the rich man said. And as soon as they did Mad Man Harrigan came flying down the rod-sirens screaming lights flashing, he crashed right through the crowd, through the reporters through the barricade, crashed through the brick wall. He came out of the building 10 minutes later and the fire was out. The reporters rushed up to him and asked him what he was going to do with the money. ''Well, the first thing I'm going to do is buy brakes for my truck.''


We are going into Proverbs 5 this morning, and enjoying these teachings on the wisdom of God. We have defined wisdom as seeing life from God's viewpoint. These proverbs were written or collected by King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, outside of our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ! We know that God gave Solomon a supernatural gift of wisdom when he was still a young man, coming to power as the new king over the Nation of Israel, after His father, King David had passed away. These proverbs will bring success to the life of an individual if they are followed.

Last week we looked at wisdom for the parents, and this morning, we will examine wisdom for the family. How can we have strong families in the midst of all the modern attacks on the family? Have you noticed in the news, and on the television all the assaults that are being launched against the family? I will not list them all, but if you have watched the news over the last year or two, you know that the traditional family that God ordain ...

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