Sour Milk or Maple Syrup
21 November 2021 PM – Proverbs 15:28 – Communication – Scott Childs
Introduction: When I was a boy on the farm, we had several 10 gallon steel milk cans (about 40L). Before my time, when a farmer milked his cows, he poured the milk into these milk cans and the milkman came by each day and picked up the cans to take them for processing. We used the old milk cans for other purposes.
We used some milk cans for storing soured milk for our pigs. Each day we opened the lid, stirred the smelly mess, and poured out some for the hungry pigs. They loved it!
We had another milk can that we used when we made maple syrup. We kept that can very clean. When the maple syrup had boiled to a thick golden colour over the fire in our sap shanty, we poured the precious liquid into the milk can and took it to the house to finish processing it.
On the outside, all of our milk cans looked similar, but on the inside, they were VERY different. These milk cans are going to help us better understand our text this evening. Read Proverbs 15:28.
Transition: I believe that God has at least three lessons for us to learn from this verse.
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