by Marvin D. Patterson

The Ways Of The Wise Compared To The Ways Of The Wicked
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 10:1-32


I recently came across the resume of a man who had attempted many jobs. It reads:
My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned and couldn't concentrate.
Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.
After that, I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it; mainly because it was a so-so' job.
Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was exhausting.
I wanted to be a barber, but I just couldn't cut it.

Then I tried to be a chef; figured it would add a little spice to my life but I just didn't have the thyme.
Finally, I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard.
My best job was being a musician, but eventually I found I wasn't noteworthy.
I studied a long time to become a doctor, but I didn't have any patients.
Next was a job in a shoe factory; I tried but I just didn't fit in.
I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income.

I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.
I got a job at a zoo feeding giraffes but I was fired because I wasn't up to it.
So then I got a job in a gymnasium (work-out-center), but they said I wasn't fit for the job.
Next, I found being an electrician interesting, but the work was shocking.

After many years of trying to find steady work
I finally got a job as a historian until I realized there was no future in it.

My last job was working at Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.

It concludes: You got any ideas? I'm open for suggestions and maybe you have something that WORKS and because I don't.

This chapter has one of its main themes that of work. The Bible commends hard work, as we have already seen in the life of an ant! They are smal ...

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