Most people enjoy fortune cookies. You don’t have to take all of them seriously to get a kick out of them!
Matter of fact, every once in a while the fortune is actually worth listening to.
Not too long ago, I got a cookie that said, “An ounce of care is worth a pound of cure.” It’s a little different from the version I’m used to hearing, but who could argue with what it is saying?
A few weeks later I got another cookie that said, “Do not be overly judgmental of your loved one’s intentions or actions.” I suppose the saying could even be applied to the actions and intentions of your “not-so-loved” ones too.
A few days ago, I opened a cookie and I found, “A merry heart does good like a medicine.” It really, really rang a bell for some reason.
You never know what you may find in a fortune cookie when you open it and read what it has to say … but then again you never know what you may find in the Bible if you open it and read what it has been saying for thousands of years (Deuteronomy 8:32, Matthew 4:4).
“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mark 14:38 NKJV)
“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” (John 7:24 NKJV)
“A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22 NKJV)