“…Always know to whom you speak, and do not speak with forked tongue….”

Wisdom Comes from Heaven - B-of-W - 9-10-14There was the story of a young man going into the small town pharmacy wanting to purchase an unusual gift. He told the Pharmacist that he wanted three boxes of candy; a one pound, a 3 pound, and a 5 pound. The Pharmacist, clearly puzzled, inquired of the young man’s choice.

The young man gladly explained that he was going to Sunday Diner at his girlfriend’s house, and if he was invited to the front porch after dinner, then he’d present her with the one pound box of candy; if he was able to hold her hand, he would present her with the 3 pound box; and if he were allowed a kiss, then he’d present the 5 pound box of candy. The Pharmacist congratulated him on his forethoughtfulness.

On the appointed day, he went to the house, and was asked to “say grace” by the girl’s Father. He proceeded to pray for everyone, every world calamity, everything under the sun. As soon as they went to the front porch, the girl confronted him – saying that she had no idea that he was so spiritual. He answered that he also “had no idea that her Father was the local Pharmacist.” The moral: Always know to whom you speak, and do not speak with forked tongue.

James 3:1-12 – Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! … Blessings…cjlb….5/18/15

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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