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Half Of Nothing

Resentment Foolishness Divorce

Source: Good Morning America

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-07-13

Scripture: Hebrews 12:15

Author: Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

Click here for a Good Morning America video of man who literally cuts everything in half to comply with a court order to give his wife half of everything.

APPLICATION

Resent will rob itself in order to withhold from someone else. It isn’t satisfied until everyone has been cheated.

“See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up and causes you trouble, or many of you will become defiled” (Hebrews 12:15). 

Doubling Down On Stupid

Teachability Foolishness Pride

Source: “Former Chelmsford man guilty of trying to hire hitman to kill undercover trooper,” The Lowell Sun, Updated: 03/04/2016

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-05-25

Scripture: Proverbs 26:11 ; Proverbs 16:18

Author: Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

According to the Sun Staff and News Services:

BOSTON -- A former Chelmsford man charged with trying to hire a "hit man" to kill his estranged wife has been convicted of trying to hire someone to kill the undercover state trooper who had posed as the hit man, according to a federal prosecutor.

Andrew S. Gordon, 53, has been convicted of trying to hire a New Hampshire gang member to kill the state trooper and another man, both witnesses in the state's case against Gordon, U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said in a news release Friday.

The gang member was actually another undercover officer, according to Ortiz. She said Gordon offered the officer $15,000.

... Gordon faces up to 50 years in prison and a maximum fine of nearly $1.3 million when he is sentenced May 20.

APPLICATION

Some people just don’t learn from their mistakes. Perhaps that’s because they don’t really see them as mistakes, but as failed attempts at a brilliant plan.  A plan that’s so brilliant that it’s worth trying again. They think to themselves, “If I just iron out a few small wrinkles in my plan, it’s going to work this time.”  But the fundamental problem with the fool is his lack of moral teachability. The result is the fool can’t be made to recognize his own foolishness, so he is doomed to repeat it. He doubles down on stupidity.

“As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly” (Proverbs 6:11).

"Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall" (Proverbs 16:18).

Solving The Hangover

Foolishness Drunkenness Wisdom

Source: "Caffeinated peanut butter just made lunch more interesting" by Marilyn La Jeunesse, MASHABLE, 2015/09/30

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-10-29

Scripture: Ephesians 5:18 ; Proverbs 15:21

Author: Illustration Exchange
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According to Chris Pettazzoni, caffeinated Peanut Butter came about as a result of a conversation about hangover cures. Here’s what he had to say in an interview with MASHABLE:

"We messed around with the recipe off and on for a year or so," Pettazzoni said. "The release of energy was so much better from the PB that I stopped drinking coffee completely."

The naturally slow digestion of peanut butter releases caffeine slowly into your body instead of in one jittery jolt, the company claims. It might be a double whammy solution to your 3 p.m. munchies/slump.

One two-tablespoon serving of this caffeinated creation contains 170 mg of caffeine. That's equivalent to two and a half cups of espresso.

 

APPLICATION

What is the best way to deal with hangovers? Should we drink with more moderation or eat more caffeinated peanut butter? Which best describes your approach to life? Sadly, many take the “eat more caffeinated peanut butter” approach, always looking for a new loophole to avoid the consequences of their own lack of self-control. Proverbs 15:21 says, “Foolishness brings joy to those with no sense; a sensible person stays on the right path.”

Instead of taking pleasure in new ways of compensating for poor decisions, why not make better decisions?  

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18, KJV).

A Stomach Full of Socks

Sin Addiction Foolishness

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-09-22

Scripture: Proverbs 26:11

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Man Leaves Prison To Rob Same Store

Christlikeness Sin Nature Foolishness

Contributed By: Rod Crowell | Date Posted: 2014-03-31

Scripture: Proverbs 26:11 ; 2 Peter 2:22

Author: Brian Thompson, Channel 4 NYC News
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Let God Do It

Obedience Foolishness Wisdom

Contributed By: Luis Sandoval | Date Posted: 2013-09-17

Scripture: Proverbs 21:2

Author: Luis Sandoval
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Living Each Day As Our First and Our Last

God's Judgment Presumption Foolishness

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2013-07-03

Scripture: Psalms 139:16

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Lenny Bruce's Pursuit of Joy

Joy Worldly Mindset Foolishness

Contributed By: Bradley Rushing | Date Posted: 2013-04-15

Scripture: Psalms 16:11

Author: Malcolm Forbes
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McNasty

Anger Foolishness Impatience

Contributed By: Pat Sage | Date Posted: 2013-02-01

Scripture: McNasty :

Author: Pat Sage
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Ostrich Eyes

Lust Foolishness Contentment

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-12-07

Scripture: Proverbs 27:20 ; 1 John 2:16

Author: Illustration Exchange
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