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Benjamin Franklinís Father

In The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, he explains how hard work led to success in his printing business, and he said that a Bible verse his father shared with him guided him. He wrote:

My father having, among his instructions to me when a boy, frequently repeated a proverb of Solomon, "Seest thou a man diligent in his calling, he shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men," I from thence considered industry as a means of obtaining wealth and distinction, which encouragíd me, thoí I did not think that I should ever literally stand before kings, which, however, has since happened; for I have stood before five, and even had the honor of sitting down with one, the King of Denmark, to dinner.

Following the advice from this Bible verse blessed Benjamin Franklin.

Suggested applications:

  • Itís a wise person who knows how to take advice.
  • Following Godís Word will bless us just like it did one of the fathers of our country.

    Reference: Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Franklin Mint Corporation, 1981), p. 116

  • Ray Kroc Listens to Advice

    One of the secrets of McDonaldís success was owner Ray Krocís willingness to listen to others, notably his franchise operators.

    At first, Ray thought he had some pretty good ideas for some additional menu items... [Read More]

    Reference: Biography on CNBC

    Benjamin Franklin Takes Advice

    In The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, he tells about a boat journey he took as a young man to New York. There were a couple of young women on board that were paying a lot of attention to him, and he to the... [Read More]
    Reference: Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Franklin Mint Corporation, 1981), pp. 46-47

    Say What?

    A song often heard on oldies stations is the 1971 hit, "Love the One You're With." It's very catchy, with lots of energy and a nice tune. But the lyrics, trying to encourage someone who happens to be in a different lo... [Read More]

    Reference: Stephen Stills, "Love the One You're With," 1971