|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.
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