Some of you who don’t know me well might think I am too serious! I try
to be serious about serious things but I love a good joke and sometimes
humor can illustrate a point better than seriousness, like in today’s
attached devotional. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Proverbs 18:13 (ESV)If one gives an answer before he hears,
it is his folly and shame.
“Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.” [NLT]
“A police officer in a small town stops a motorist who is speeding down Main Street at ninety miles an hour.
“‘But, officer,’ the man sputters, ‘I can explain…’
“‘Be quiet! I’m going to make an example of you! You’re going to cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.’
“‘But officer, I just want to say ¾’
“‘I said keep quiet! You’re going to jail and that’s that!’
“A few hours later the officer looks in on his prisoner and says, ‘Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughters wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.’
“‘Don’t count on it,’ says the fellow. ‘I’m the groom.’”
[Hugh Payne, Take My Wife…, (New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2008), p. 31]