by Marvin D. Patterson

God's Wonderful Wisdom
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 8:1-36

The Book of Proverbs is a wealth of wisdom, which comes from God. Before we look at God's wonderful wisdom in chapter 8, notice how some children completed some well known proverbs of our day!

A 4th grade teacher collected well-known proverbs. She gave each child in the class the first half of the proverb, and asked them to come up with the rest. Here is what they came up with:

Better to be safe than punch a 5th grader Strike while the bug is close. It's always darkest before daylight savings time Never underestimate the power of termites. You can lead a horse to water but how? Don't bite the hand that looks dirty. No news is impossible. A miss is as good as a Mr. You can't teach an old dog math. If you lie down with dogs, you will stink in the morning. Love all, trust me. The pen is mightier than the pigs An idle mind is the best way to relax. Where there is smoke, there's pollution. Happy is the bride who gets all the presents. A penny saved is not much. Two is company, three's The Musketeers. None are so blind as Helen Keller. Children should be seen and not spanked or grounded. If at first you don't succeed get new batteries. You get out of something what you see pictured on the box. When the blind lead the blind get out of the way. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you; cry and you have to blow your nose. (from The Daily Dilly)


We've been studying through these Proverbs and seeing how that we can be successful. What is success? Many feel that being successful is becoming a millionaire, or the CEO of a great company! Others feel that to be successful one must become famous and powerful such as those in Hollywood! But true lasting success is finding the will of God, and following the will of God for all of life! Why? Because this life is only the training ground for eternity! What we do now will have a great bearing on what we do throughout all eternity! So God wants us ...

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