A Brilliant Idea

There’s an old fable about a frog and two ducks that lived on the same pond. They were discussing what they should do since the pond was nearly dry because of a prolonged drought. They knew if they didn’t do something soon they wouldn’t survive.

The ducks were considering flying to a larger pond, but the frog couldn’t possibly hop that far. So the frog came up with a brilliant idea. When the ducks flew out, they could each hold one end of a stick in their beaks and the frog could cling onto the middle with his powerful jaws as they flew.

The plan worked perfectly. The ducks took off, and the frog held on for the dramatic flight. But just after they took off, a farmer looked up and saw the unusual sight and mused, “What an ingenious idea! I wonder who thought of that?”

The frog couldn’t resist the opportunity to take the credit, so he opened his mouth and yelled “I did!” as he plummeted back to earth.

Prov.27:2 says, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.”

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