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Working Together - by Michael Phillips
Ecclesiastes - Part 5
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Ecclesiastes 4:7-16
Sep 04, 2011 am - Have you seen The Rise of the Planet of the Apes? It's a pre-quel to The Planet of the Apes, and explains how the monkeys took over the world and made us their slaves. They did it by working together. Caesar was a very intelligent ape, but had he gone it alone, he would have ended up in a circus. He didn't go it alone, however, and by getting and keeping his kind together, he first won their freedom, and then, everything else. The monkey revolt began in an ape kennel just a few miles northwest of where we are, in San Bruno. California. Caesar and another ape were sitting in a cage. Caesar held up a stick and snapped it in two. Then he bundled the stick with many more, and-try as he may-he couldn't break it. Like the sticks- One ape weak; Many apes strong. Caesar may have been plenty smart, but he wasn't all that original. The illustration comes from the Fables of Aesop, a Greek storyteller who lived about 600 BC. Where he got it, nobody knows. He might have got it from a traveling Jew who recalled the Preacher's Big Idea, but was a little fuzzy on the details. Instead of bundling sticks, the Preacher wound three ropes together, and discovered- A threefold cord is not easily ... More >>>


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