Ole’ Seeks Wisdom From God – A Little Humor

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Pastor Tim Burt

Proverbs 17:22 (NKJV) says, “A merry heart does
good, like medicine…”
 Sometimes we just need a little humor to make us smile and brighten our day. I hope this does for you! 

A Little Humor: Ole’ Seeks Wisdom From God

Ole, a nice Norwegian fella wants a job. He decides to read his Bible to seek God for guidance. He opens his Bible and his eyes fall upon Proverbs 4:7  that says, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom…”  

Ole falls on his knees and prays, Dear God, ya know dat I need a job.  Now yer Holy Verd is tellen me to get visdom, so please God, give me some visdom. Dank yu, Amen.

Ole goes down to the nearest factory to apply for a job. The foreman considers hiring him but decides to make up a little math quiz to see how quick Ole’ can problem solve. So he says to Ole’.  Pass this math quiz and I’ll hire you!  

Ole’ prays silently Here ve go Lord, visdom please! 

The foreman says, Here is your first question. ‘Without using numbers, represent the number 9.’

‘Without numbers?’ The Norwegian says, ‘Dat’s easy.’ and proceeds to draw three trees.

What’s this?’ the boss asks.

Vot us dat, dear sir?  Dat is: a tree and tree and tree make nine,’ says the Norwegian.

‘Fair enough,’ says the boss. ‘Here’s your second question. Use the same rules, but this time represent the number 99.’

The Norwegian stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree. ‘Dar ya go!’

The boss scratches his head and says, ‘How on earth do you get that to represent 99?’

Each of da trees is dirty now. So, it’s dirty tree, and dirty tree, and dirty tree.
Dat is 99.’

The boss is impressed with the quick wit and wisdom of this Norwegian man and so he says, ‘All right, last question. Same rules again, but represent the number 100.’

Ole’ stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, ‘Dar ya go! Von hundred!’

The boss looks at the picture and says, Ole’, I’m not seeing it. How does that represents a hundred?’

Ole’ leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree and says, ‘A little dog come along and pooped by each tree. So now you got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd, and dat makes von hundred !!  Tank yu Lord!  So, ven do I start boss?

In His love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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