by Marvin D. Patterson

The Life of Wisdom
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 13:7-17

Are You Playing Games With Me?

There is a knock on the pearly gates. Saint Peter looks out, and a man is standing there. Saint Peter is about to begin his interview when the man disappears. A moment later there's another knock. Saint Peter gets the door, sees the man, opens his mouth to speak, but the man disappears once again. ''Hey, are you playing games with me?'' Saint Peter calls after him, rather annoyed.

''No'' the man's distant voice replies anxiously.

''They are trying to resuscitate me.''

A tour bus driver drives with a bus full of seniors down a highway, when a little old lady taps him on his shoulder. She offers him a handful of almonds, which he gratefully munches up.
After approx.15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and she hands him another handful of almonds. She repeats this gesture about eight times.
At the ninth time he asks the little old lady why they don't eat the almonds themselves, whereupon she replies that it is not possible because of their old teeth, they are not able to chew them. ''Why do you buy them then?'' he asks puzzled. Whereupon the old lady Answers, ''We just love the chocolate around them.''

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We continue our study on the life of wisdom. Wisdom is the application of the righteous principles of God as found in the Bible. The world today talks much about success. Everyone has an inward desire and yearning to be successful in life in whatever capacity that they find themselves. That is the key theme of the Book of Proverbs. Solomon compares the wise to the foolish, and the consequences of each! The wise person is determined to walk in the ways of the Lord, while the foolish person is bent on going in his own way in life, and the cost is horrendous. With that in mind, let us continue our journey this morning on the life changing principles o ...

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