It’s said that the seven words that can ruin a business are "Because
we’ve always done it that way." And some would think that’s why there are husbands.
I’m reminded of a cartoon in which the husband is leaning
over the wife and saying, "Honey! You must have passed out! What’s the last thing you remember? And the wife
answers, "You were saying you had done the laundry."
And I recall another in which the wife’s in a hospital bed with twins, and the husband is bending
over her wonderingly. And she’s saying, "I TOLD you…you never LISTEN!
Husbands really take it on the chin. But actually, most people are like that.
They only remember what they want to remember. And some things just roll off like water off a duck’s back. I’m
reminded of the guy lecturing his dog, with, "You must not chase cars…one of these days…" And all
the dog is hearing is Arf! Arf! Arf!
hate to point this out, but a minister can be making an important point in a sermon, and if you’ll look around, the
minds of many are wandering, just like yours if you’re looking around!
Compare it to a sergeant who’s been in combat, talking to a squad he’s training, as he warns
them about the time when they’ll be where real bullets are aimed at them, with the shooter’s sole job is to kill
The devil is shooting at us, and
a pastor is doing his best to warn us of the wrath to come. He may be quoting Revelation 20:15; "And whosoever was not
found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." How terrible such a moment would be! And how often
I ask the Lord to keep my name in that book!
a day that will be, for persons who will say, Lord, Lord, have we not done many good things in your name…but will hear
Him say, "Depart from me…I never knew you."
Everyone…not just husbands…will wish they had listened.