Wisdom from Will Rogers (and God)

FL - Yeakley 150x150I was an Okie for 30 years before moving to Wichita, so I’m fond of the humor and wisdom of Oklahoma’s favorite son, Will Rogers. One reason is that much of what he said seemed to be inspired by the Bible. Read his quotes below and see if you don’t agree that they sound as if they originated with the Author of all wisdom.

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” (1 Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.)

“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.” (Proverbs 21:20 – The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.)

“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.” (James 1:19-20 – My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.)

“The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don’t let it get the best of you.” (Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.)

“You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.” (2 Corinthians 5:7 – We live by faith, not by sight.)

“Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n putting it back.” (Ecclesiastes 10:20 – Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich in your bedroom, because a bird of the air may carry your words, and a bird on the wing may report what you say.)

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” (Proverbs 14:12 – There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.)

“The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.” (Psalm 119:36-37 – Turn my heart toward your statutes and not  toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things.)

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” (Prov. 17:28 – Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.)