Words of Wisdom

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Where do you get your wisdom?

by Allan Smith

A first grade teacher collected some old, well-known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb, and he or she had to come up with the rest. Here are the results:

As You Shall Make Your Bed So Shall You … Mess It Up.

Better to Be Safe Than … Punch A 5th Grader.

Strike While The … Bug Is Close.

It’s Always Darkest Before … Daylight Savings Time.

You Can Lead A Horse To Water But .. How?

Don’t Bite The Hand That … Looks Dirty.

You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New … Math.

If You Lie Down With The Dogs, You’ll … Stink In The Morning.

Love All, Trust … Me

An Idle Mind Is … The Best Way To Relax.

A Penny Saved Is … Not Much.

Two’s Company, Three’s … The Musketeers.

Don’t Put Off Tomorrow What … You Put On To Go To Bed.

Laugh And The Whole World Laughs With You, Cry And … You Have To Blow Your Nose.

Children Should Be Seen And Not … Spanked Or Grounded.

If At First You Don’t Succeed … Get New Batteries.

You Get Out Of Something What You … See Pictured On The Box.

Ah, the “wisdom” of children! That’s exactly what proverbs are intended to be — an expression of wisdom, the result of years of experience expressed in a few concise words.

The Bible frequently talks about the importance of wisdom — not the wisdom of the world, but God’s wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to make right choices, and the only way to make right choices is to guide our lives by God’s Word.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.” (Psalm 110:10)

May God bless you with wisdom as you open your heart today to His will.

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