Friday, December 5, 2008

eSeed: Object-ionable

Read Proverbs 25:27-28 TLB

A teacher asked, “Can you give me a sentence with an object?”

“Yes, ma’am,” said Joey. “You are very beautiful.”

“What’s the object of that?” asked the teacher.

“To get a good grade,” replied Joey.

Many flatter, just to be flattered. They give a gift, just to get a gift. They slap you on the back, just so you’ll cough up something for them.

As a wolf is like a dog, so is a flatterer like a friend. He deceives only to destroy.

The Living Bible says, “The man who sets a trap for others will get caught in it himself. Roll a boulder on someone, and it will roll back and crush you. Flattery is a form of hatred and wounds cruelly.”

Prayer: Father, control our tongues, and keep us from saying things that hurt Thee and others. Shut the door of our minds against all ugly and unclean thoughts: through Christ. Amen.

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