Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Proverb And A Slogan

While in the middle of some leadership development yesterday, our leadership developer gave us this gem:

The difference between a proverb and a slogan is that a proverb stays with you all your life.

Hmmm.

Christianity all too often gets reduced to mere slogans, usually those that fit on a bumper sticker:

In case of rapture, this car will be unmanned.

God is my co-pilot.

Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven.

Contrast those with the enduring wisdom from this collection of not just any proverbs, but THE Proverbs:

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowdledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Proverbs 1:7

Trust in the Lord with all you heart, and lean not on your own understanding. Think of him in all your ways and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke. Proverbs 13:1

I believe I'll stake my life and faith on the Proverbs of yesterday rather than the slogans of today. Will you?

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