by Marvin D. Patterson

The Treacherous Trap of Proverbs 7
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 7:1-27

A couple were going out for a rare night on the town. They put on their best clothes, called a cab, and put the cat out. The taxi arrived but as the couple walked out of the front door, the cat shot between their legs, back into the house and up the stairs. Knowing that the cat would wreck the house while they were gone, the husband ran upstairs to chase the cat out again while the wife waited in the taxi.

Since she didn't want the cab driver to know that the house would be left unoccupied, the woman explained to him: ''My husband is just going upstairs to say goodbye to my mother.''

A few minutes later, the husband reappeared and climbed into the taxi.

''Sorry I took so long,'' he said. ''Stupid old thing was hiding under the bed, and I had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out!''

A new bride was embarrassed at being known as a honeymooner.

So when she and her husband pulled up to the hotel, she asked him if there was any way they could make it appear that they have been married a long time.

''Sure,'' he said. ''You carry the suitcases.''

Fifty Wives And Shy Man

Some years ago, the most married man in the world was found in Yugoslavia. It happened this way: A young woman confided to her girl cousin of her impending marriage to a man. The bridegroom was so shy and timid that he wanted to keep the marriage a secret. The cousin got curious. She got a glimpse of the bridegroom after the secret wedding, and recognized him as her own husband. He had also married her secretly, claiming to be shy and timid.

That was only a beginning. A total of 50 women came forward and claimed that he had individually married them. In each case, he was the same bashful bridegroom. They called him Ivanhoe the Terrible, breaker of women's hearts. He was a traveling salesman, going from wife to wife by plane, supporting all 50 of them, with the explanation to each that hi ...

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