Friday, March 27, 2009
Don't fly off the handle when you're full of bologna!
Psa 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth
righteousness at all times.
The story is told of the two flies in the kitchen gorging themselves on lunch meat on a platter. Suddenly the lady of the house comes in and sees the disgusting little pests and heads for the fly swatter. One of the little beggars immediately takes off for the window, the other is so stuffed he can't get going. He sees the broom leaning against the table and decides to run up the broom handle, jump off of it to get a flying start. He runs for all he's worth, plunges off the end a falls right to the floor. SWAT! She smacks him right there on the floor.
The moral of the story is, don't fly off the handle when you are full of bologna!
The Word tells us that we will be happy if we use good judgment and do what's right at all times. Unfortunately, many of us are guided by our emotions rather than good judgment. We blow up at the gal who cut us off in traffic, especially when we see she is on the phone and is doing her make-up. The temptation is to ride her bumper while laying on the horn. Now don't look so smug, you know exactly what I am talking about!
Or what about the kids making too much noise while we are trying to work on the computer? We react rather than act and end up yelling at them when we could have used a better solution.
It is much more blessed to use good judgment rather than flying off the handle, especially when we are so full of bologna. Now, go out there and do the righteous thing today.