by Marvin D. Patterson

The Call Of Wisdom And The Call Of Folly
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 9:1-18

Bran Muffins
An 85 year old couple, having been married almost 60 years, died in a car crash. They had been in especially good health the last ten years, mainly due to the wife's interest in health food and exercise.

When they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter took them to their mansion with a beautiful kitchen and master bath suite and Jacuzzi. As they ''oohed and aahed'' the old man asked Peter how much all this was going to cost.

''It's free,'' Peter replied, ''this is Heaven.''

Next they went out back to see the championship golf course that the home backed up to. They would have golfing privileges everyday and each week the course changed to a new one representing the great golf courses on earth.

The old man asked, ''What are the green fees?''

Peter's reply, ''This is heaven, you play for free.''

Next they went to the club house and saw the lavish buffet lunch with the cuisine's of the world laid out.

''How much?'' asked the old man.

''Don't you understand yet? This is heaven, it is free!'' Peter replied.
''Well, where are the high fiber, low fat, and low cholesterol foods?'' the old man asked timidly.

''That's the best can eat as much as you like of whatever you like and you never get fat and you never get sick. This is Heaven.''

The old man looked at his wife and said,

''You and your -------' bran muffins!! I could have been here ten years ago!''


I hope you are enjoying these studies in Proverbs as much as I am. We are getting ready to study the passages on the great contrasts between making wise choices, and making bad choices. Solomon gives this contrast starting in chapter ten, and it goes all the way through to the end of the book. In chapter nine, we see that the young son has grown up into young adulthood, and there are two banquets bidding for his attention. These are giant feasts that are intended to re ...

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