How a book can give wisdom

Cartoon of a dad and a boy with a broken window

Cartoon of a boy with a baseball bat and a broken window. An angry dad says, “That was NOT a wise choice, young man! Go inside and read Proverbs!”

I drew this old cartoon when I was thinking how I would need to discipline my newborn son. I believe he had to go to his rooms a few times, though I don’t remember if I specifically told him to read out of Proverbs!

When it comes to books in the Bible, Proverbs is unique.  There are no stories. It is a book of wise sayings that will keep you from big trouble if you follow its advice.

But reading Proverbs or any book does little good if you don’t put it into practice.  I have read many a book with great advice that I have never put into practice. The danger in that is you can feel you have accomplished something without really doing it. It’s all the satisfaction without the hard work!

My goal today is to actually put into practice what I’ve read today. Now where is that Bible?

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Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Cartoon of  a boy and a teacher. The boy says, “Everyone thinks I am wise until you call on me and I have to open my mouth!”
I based this cartoon on Proverbs 13:3.

Cat Proverb

Cartoon of two cats

Cartoon of  two cats. One says, “Don’t let our owners bother you. They have no idea how hard we have to work at being lazy.”

Continue reading “Cat Proverb”

Falling Pride

Cartoon of boy with bike helmetCartoon of boy with a bike helmet. He says to another boy, “Since pride comes before a fall, I’m wearing a helmet.” Continue reading “Falling Pride”

Laugh Lines

Caption reads: “Come on, Mrs. Podgummer! Laugh! It’ll be good for your wrinkles.”

Why is it the people who need to laugh the most are the ones who find it hardest to laugh? Prim and proper just doesn’t seem all that fun to me.

Laughter is a good face lift. So laugh today!