Monday, October 14, 2013


Note: This is a continuation of posts from my Advanced Preaching students at Kentucky Christian University.  I (and they) would appreciate your feedback!

Guest author: Jesse Martin (@jesseheathmart)

There once was a young couple who were having a hard time. They were struggling to pay the bills, and they were unable to have a child. Every night they would pray that God would provide them with the income, and the child they always wanted, along with the wisdom that only God gives. As always God answers prayers in his own time. He decided to answer their three requests in the form of people. Wealth was a nicely dressed man who was always quick to throw money at all his problems. He was accompanied by Wisdom, a large muscular man, and lastly a cute little baby who never cried. God sent the three on a journey to find the couple. God told them to explain to the couple that they can stay for a small time, but then two of the must return. As the answered prayers began their journey, they came across a river which sat between them and their destination. Because of the strong rapids, the only way across was for Wisdom to carry Wealth and the child. After crossing they reached the couple’s house where they were greeted warmly and with much enthusiasm. The couple was told about the decision they must make, but tried to still enjoy their time with their guest. The husband loved having Wealth around to take care of the bills, while the wife loved the idea of being a mother to the baby. But the couple agreed that they really enjoyed the company of Wisdom. When the time came for the couple to make a decision, they struggled deciding who they wanted to stay. The man was worried about paying the bills and the woman wanted to keep the child more than anything, but they knew what they had to do. They asked Wisdom to stay which meant that Wealth and the child had to leave. So sadly they started their journey back home, until they were faced with a problem. On the trip to the couple’s house they had Wisdom to carry them across the strong currents of the river. Because they did not have Wisdom they were unable to cross leaving them no choice but to turn back towards the couple’s house. Because the couple originally chose to keep Wisdom, they were in turn granted Wealth and a child. All of these gifts were important but only with wisdom were they able to obtain all three.  “Wisdom is more valuable than jewels; nothing you could want can compare with it.” Proverbs 3:15

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