A young woman brought her fiancé home to meet her parents. After dinner, her
mother told her father to find out about the young man. The father invited
the fiancé to his study for a talk.
“So, what are your plans?” the father asked the young man.
“I am a biblical scholar,” he replied.
“A biblical scholar, hmmm?” the father said. “Admirable, but what will you
do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in?”
“I will study,” the young man replied, “and God will provide for us.”
“And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she
deserves?” asked the father.
“I will concentrate on my studies,” the young man replied, “God will provide
“And children?” asked the father. “How will you support children?”
“Don’t worry, sir, God will provide,” replied the fiancé.
The conversation proceeded like this…and each time the father questioned,
the young idealist insisted that God would provide.
Later, the mother asked, “How did your talk go, honey?”
The father answered, “He has no job, he has no plans, and he thinks I’m God.”