Inescapable Irony

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Wile E. Coyote having a bad day
Ecclesiastes 10:8-14

I became a big fan of the RoadRunner cartoons when I was a kid. One thing that always gave me pause: Wile E Coyote ALWAYS gets caught in own trap, but WHY? The answer, of course, is that we need that to happen, it’s the comedic hook that makes the cartoon work. But the philosophical answer is this: he’s driven by his appetite, not his reason. That’s why he’s short-sighted.

To Keep From Being Short-sighted in the Long Run

Prepare for the Pitfall
Ecc. 10:8-14 How Will Our Choices End?

  • v8/9 wisdom: assume worst case, & prepare for it
  • v10/11 skill better than strength
  • v12-14 the fool ignores preparation; likes to chatter instead (monologuing!)

Trust in Providence, not Possessions
Luke 12:13-21 ~ How Do Our Lives End?

  • v15 guard against greed
  • v16/17 problem: overabundant crop
  • v18 answer: build bigger storage (wrong)
  • v19 trust in storehouse (wrong)
  • v20 preparing for retirement is NOT preparing for mortality, and yet mortality is the ONLY certainty!
  • v21 focus on self alone is idolatry; doesn’t work

A square dance caller knows the steps; dancers just carry them out (do-si-do, swing your partner, promenade)

We are to live in a reactive relationship with the Father, not preemptive isolation from Him. Let’s join in His dance, not ignore His call.

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