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