What A Stunt!

The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) announced over the weekend that they would change their name to Internation House of Burgers (IHOB).

At first, when I heard this, I thought, "This will be one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time."

In fact, this blog was going to be about one's lack of wisdom.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

What marketing person fell out of his chair, hit is head on a trashcan, and while laying in the floor wondering what happened to him thought, "Let's rename IHOP - IHOB".  

This would be a great example of how one cannot have wisdom if they don't possess the knowledge to be wise with.  If you want to be a wiser follower of Jesus, you need to grow in the grace and knowledge of Him. 

But it's all a publicity stunt, and it's a good one at that.  

Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

All IHOP was trying to do is to get you to notice that they something other than pancakes.  Nice job IHOP.  I suppose that the old saying, "No harm, no foul" can be used here.  But think about this for a moment.  

You and I live in a world that celebrates the "stupid" things people do and despises the actions of the wise.  

Proverbs 10:23 Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.

Always celebrate wisdom.  Surround yourself with wise people.  Seek wisdom for yourself.  

If you go to IHOP - order the pancakes.  Just trust me on that one. 

PRAY  Dear Jesus, help me gain more wisdom for my life.  AMEN  

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