Grace Note for September 8,
A cocky Department of Agriculture representative stopped at a farm and talked with the old farmer; “I need to inspect your farm.”
The old farmer said, “You better not go in that field.”
The Agriculture representative said in a bragging tone, “I have the authority of the U. S. Government with me. See this card, I am allowed to go wherever I wish on agricultural land.” So the old farmer went about his farm chores.
Later, the farmer heard loud screams and saw the Department of Agriculture man running for the fence; close behind was the farmer's prize bull. The bull was madder than a nest full of hornets, and the bull was gaining at every step. “Help,” the rep shouted to the farmer, “what should I do?” he screamed helplessly.
The old farmer, hooking his thumbs in his overalls, called out: “Show him your card!”
The road of those who do right turns away from evil; those who protect their path guard their lives. Pride comes before disaster,
and arrogance before a fall. Proverbs 16:17-18 CEB