Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pigs and mud

"Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm."
Proverbs 13:20

There always seem to be those youth who are inevitably positioning themselves with the wrong crowd. Just last night at a soccer game I was approached by a mom concerned for a young girl who seems to be running with those who will lead her astray. This young woman attends our church faithfully with her parent, and yet she is making
her bed with fools.

This little ditty came to my mind, so I wrote it down:

Mary washed her pig one day;
He was so clean and pink.
But when she came home from fun and play
She noticed he did stink!

She looked into the piggie's pen;
Her head was filled with ire.
He went right to his friends again
And wallowed in the mire!

It seems that no matter how hard we try to wash away our filth or our loved ones' filth, until we throw off foolishness and walk
with wisdom, all of our efforts are in vain.

It's all a matter of the heart.

"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is."
Ephesians 5:15-17

As we train our children and walk carefully ourselves,


Cranberry Morning

So true, and the temptations to the young are no more damaging than the idols of the heart we make for ourselves.

They all 'stinketh.' :-)

Cranberry Morning

P.S. Hope you don't mind that I linked to this post at Cranberry Morning today. :-)


This was a good one. I love the little ditty. We should have the girls memorize it.

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