by Marvin D. Patterson

Wisdom In Dealing With God's Hate List (1 of 2)
Series: Wisdom In Dealing With God's Hate List
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 6:12-17


Once upon a time there was a town with a new church steeple with a bell that wouldn't ring. People came from miles around to try it. One day a small fellow came up to the minister and said 'I can do it'. The minister said 'Ok, try it.' The little fellow went to the steeple, took three steps back and ran into the bell with his face. BONG!! The bell rang and he was hired. One windy day as he took his three steps back to ring the bell, the wind moved the bell. The little fellow missed the bell and fell out of the steeple. He landed in the middle of the plaza where people gathered to see what happened. The minister came through the crowd and asked, 'Does anyone know this fellow's name?' Just then one person replies, 'I don't know his name, but his face rings a bell!


We are studying the wisdom of God in business matters. We saw last week that God warns us about co-signing for a loan that we could not possibly pay back, or that we would begrudge paying back if it defaulted. When you gracefully decline at least you may be able to keep your friendship with the other person!

We also observed the industrious ant, as he went about his daily business of storing up food for the winter! No matter how hard you try, there will always be more ants in the future, for they do not give up too easily! And they carry objects more than 100 times their weight. I have never seen a lazy ant, or one watching TV, or laying on the couch, or even sitting still. God says they are our object lessons to learn to work actively in our business matters so that we can have enough funds to pay for the daily needs of life! We also get purpose and meaning in our work, and can surely sleep better after a hard days work. Now we continue our investigation into wisdom in relation to work.


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