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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Don't Cut off Your Nose to Spite Your Face" (without using the actual phrase or litera (02/14/08)
TITLE: Law of the Land
By Judy Watters
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Big sister by three years, Virginia was queen of the farm. As tough as Rodney was, Virginia was tougher. No one stood up to Rodney like Virginia did, and Rodney quaked in his boots for no one…except Virginia. But Rodney had a tremendous flaw. He was a slow learner when it came to who was boss of the range, and sometimes he would have to be convinced all over again.
In the springtime, one of Rodney’s favorite pastimes was taking his bike up the little knoll outside the downstairs barn door and come splashing down through the constant puddle. This gave him hours of good mucky fun.
It just so happened that on one such occasion Virginia had stationed herself very close to that puddle. Rodney was in full swing and riding his at fastest speed through that puddle. Needless to say, Virginia got splashed! She warned Rodney not to do that again. This was one of those times when Rodney didn’t see Virginia’s “wisdom” until it was too late.
Rodney proceeded to splash through a second time, adding mud to the mess already oozing down Virginia’s overalls. Virginia calmly warned him a second time not to continue this nonsense. Virginia’s patience was wearing thin. Other than actually moving herself away from the mud puddle, what else could she do? So as Rodney hit that puddle for the third time, Virginia met his two front teeth with her fist. As Rodney stood bleeding, holding his teeth in his hand, Virginia cooly suggested that he better not tell Daddy!
Rodney thoroughly convinced of Virginia’s wisdom now cried, “I won’t! I won’t!”
You see, even children easily learn the “law of the land”. Some of us just need reminding once in a while.
1 Peter 2:13,14 “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake; whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.”
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