Summary: 1- Discerning and wandering 2- Knowledge and understanding
INTRO.- Quips and quotes.
- A man in Missouri was told that most accidents happen within twenty miles of home so he moved to another town fifty miles away.
- The most talked about people at a family reunion are those who didn’t show up.
- A friend is one who strengthens you with his prayers, blesses you with his love, and encourages you with his hope.
- The easiest way to get a teenager to be quiet is to ask him where he’s been when he gets home.
- Some people treat life like a slot machine: putting in as little as possible while hoping for the jackpot.
- A man really isn’t poor if he can still laugh.
- When your education is finished, you are.
- Any man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.
- When a man sees eye to eye with his wife, it’s a sure indication that his vision has been corrected.
- A habit is something a fellow hardly notices until it is too strong to break.
- After 65 every birthday is alike. You just look forward to reaching it.
- Weather forecasting is still a few hours behind arthritis.
- A gossip is one who can turn an earful into a mouthful.
- The trouble with square meals is that they make you round.
- The man who rolls up his sleeves seldom loses his shirt.
- A true hypocrite is a person who writes a book praising atheism and then prays that it will be a good seller.
- A hair in the head is worth two in the brush.
- Free advice can be costly.
- Politicians who walk straight run better.
- A “rare gift” is any kind a woman gets from her husband after ten years of marriage.
- It’s wonderful to grow old – if you can remember to stay young while you are doing it.
- Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.
- It would be a lot easier to lose weight and keep it off if the replacement parts weren’t so available in the frig.
- The quickest way to stop gossip is for everybody to shut up.
- When you see some people work, you wonder what they will do when they retire.
- Most new cars have so many warning lights and buzzers on the dashboard that just driving one makes you feel nagged to death.
- People who invite trouble always complain when it accepts.
- Making good in America should include helping make America good.
- One good thing about the good old days – if you bought a horse, you could be sure the model wouldn’t change next month.
- The best cure for a short temper is a lengthened prayer life.
- Nothing makes a woman feel older than meeting a bald-headed man who was two grades behind her in school.
- Any man who says he can read a woman like a book is probably illiterate.
- It’s true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but some highway signs come pretty close.
- Attention public speakers: Nothing can be said after 35 minutes that amounts to anything.
- Any man who is honest, fair, tolerant, charitable of others, and well behaved is a success no matter what his station in life.
- The only way to avoid bad habits is to make it a habit to avoid them.
- A flood is nothing more than a river than has gotten too big for its bridges.
- A good friend is like toothpaste – comes through in a tight squeeze.
- The experienced parent is one who has learned to sleep when the baby isn’t looking.
- Never bite the hand that feeds you. The chances are it’s your own.
- You should teach a child to wait on himself – even if you are married to him.
- The key to a happy retirement is to have enough money to live on but not enough to worry about.
I. DISCERNING AND WANDERING
17:24 “A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.” Interesting verse.
Let’s think about discernment. Who has it and who doesn’t.
ILL.- In Nov. 2000 Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City purchased a brand new 32 foot Winnebago motor home. On his first trip home, having joined the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the Winnie left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him in the handbook that he couldn’t actually do this. WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT? A lack is discernment?