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Summary: 1- Fear not 2- Withhold not

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INTRO.- More American proverbs, sayings, or quips and quotes.

- Honeymoon: the period between “I do” and “you’d better.”

- Marriage begins when you sink in his arms and ends with your arms in the sink.

- It takes two to make a marriage – a single girl and an anxious mother.

- The greatest undeveloped territory in the world lies under your hat.

- Love your neighbor but don’t pull down your hedge.

- If you look like your driver’s license photo, you’re too ill to drive.

- When somebody says, “It’s only money,” it usually isn’t his money.

- You might as well laugh as yourself once in a while, everybody else does.

- A successful man keeps on looking for work after he has found a job.

- The temptation to say an unkind word should first be rehearsed to see how it sounds when addressed to you.

- Church is where you go to find out what your neighbors should do to lead better lives.

- The fellow who coined the phrase, “What goes up must come down,” certainly didn’t have prices in mind.

- Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most do.

- A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once.

- The toughest part of dieting isn’t watching what you eat. It’s watching what your friends eat.

- Those who think the competitive spirit is dead ought to watch the customers in a supermarket when a cashier opens a new checkout lane.

- A laugh is a smile that bursts.

- A prune is a plum with experience.

- A good neighbor is someone who lets his grass grow as high as yours.

- The really tough thing about humility is that you can’t brag about it.

- The best time capsules are our children.

- The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

- Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.

- Arriving 15 minutes early does nothing but guarantee a 30-minute wait.

- Anyone who’s always raising the roof usually doesn’t have much in the attic.

- There’s no limit to what the boss can do if he puts someone else’s mind to it.

- Knowledge has never been known to enter the head via the open mouth.

- To teach is to learn twice.

- Barbara Bush once said comparing herself to her predecessor: “Nancy Reagan adores her husband. I adore mine. She fights drugs. I fight illiteracy. She wears a size 3. So is my leg.”

- Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute.

- Man can learn a lot from fishing. When the fish are biting no problem in the world is big enough to be remembered.

- Anyone is who is plugged into current events is bound to be shocked.

- Many convictions are usually family hand-me-downs.

- Football builds self-discipline. What else would induce a spectator to sit out in the open in subfreezing weather?

- Recession is when the man next door to you loses his job. Depression is when you lose your job. Panic is when your wife loses her job.

- Some men play a fair game of golf. That is, if you watch them closely.

- A 1940 class reunion has the same old faces but a lot of new teeth.

- Most of us have experienced an energy crisis for many years - we can’t get going in the morning.

- If George Washington never told a lie, what is his picture doing on a dollar bill that’s worth about 43 cents?

Now to the book of Proverbs.

I. FEAR NOT

3:25-26 “Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.”

This is one of those probability Proverbs. When we put our trust in the Lord we will probably have no reason to fear sudden disasters or anything else in life that could harm us.

NO FEAR. Did you ever see those words on the rear window of a car? I have. What’s the idea? I’m not sure.

I found a nofeargear.com internet site, which dealt with motorcycle products. Perhaps motorcyclists show “no fear.” Here are some “no fear” decals or sayings that I found.

NO FEAR. Drive it like you stole it.

NO FEAR. I live with fear every day. Sometimes she lets me race.

I think we should have one that reads: NO FEAR. The Lord is my shepherd.

The truth is, however, that most of us fear something in life. Work, people, financial disasters (Martha Stewart), reputation loss, aging, poor health, death, or loss of loved ones, bad weather, storms, etc.

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