Related commentaries – Deceit

Dealing With Deceit – Jeremiah 9:1 – 9:11

Stealing a Watermelon

A father and son were driving down a country road and saw a watermelon patch a little way off the highway. The father said to the boy, “Keep a lookout here while I go get a melon.” He snuck into the patch, lifted a choice melon from the vine, and then called to the boy, “Is anyone coming? Look both ways.” The little fellow wisely responded, “But Daddy, shouldn’t we look up too?” (Our Daily Bread , April 18, 1999)