[Proverbs as Parables] The Cow and the Duck

What do you get when you cross a cow and a duck? Milk and quackers. That’s not original with me. Sometimes, however, we think it’s fun to mix very different things together to imagine what might happen. I had a boy draw a crocaroo one time. Ya, try to picture that…

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Two things that we can’t mix are wisdom and foolishness. In fact, the book of Proverbs in the Bible declares this stark distinction loud and clear.

Wisdom is one path we can choose in life.
Foolishness is another quite different path we can choose.

Here are several VERY short stories for you that just might spark some humorous conversations about choosing the wise path.

Once there was a wicked family that complained about not getting any blessings. They still didn’t get any. The end.

Once there was an honest family that was surprised to find they actually enjoyed each other. The end.

Once there was a boy who made fun of everyone and everything. Oddly, he was the one who looked silly. The end.

Once there was a lowly girl. She was humble and didn’t make much of herself. She was cool with that though because the LORD was kind to her. The end.

Once there was a duck who was very skilled at being a duck. All the other ducks clapped…err…flapped their applause. The end.

Once there was a cow who tried to act like a duck. All the other ducks flapped and flew away because they wanted to hangout with real cows. The end.

The LORD curses the house of the wicked,
but he blesses the home of the upright.
The LORD mocks the mockers
but is gracious to the humble.
The wise inherit honour,
but fools are put to shame!

Proverbs 3:33-35

What strange animals can you invent? Draw pictures of these nutty creatures!

What are some reasons for following the wise path?


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