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Daily Devotional – September 25

 

ITS HOW YOU SAY IT 

A king once dreamed that all his teeth had fallen out. He was naturally concerned about his dream, so the next morning he sent for a soothsayer to interpret his dream for him.

The soothsayer listened to the king’s dream, pondered it for a moment, and then delivered this pronouncement:

“Your Highness, the dream means that all your relatives will die and you will be left alone.”

The king was furious at the soothsayer’s interpretation, and he demanded the soothsayer remove himself from the palace at once.

Then the king called for a second soothsayer.

This soothsayer listened to the king’s dream, pondered for a moment, and then proclaimed:“Rejoice, O King! The dream means that you will live many more years. In fact, you will outlive all your relatives! LONG LIVE THE KING!”

This interpretation so pleased the king that he gave the interpreter a large purse of gold.

Essentially, the two soothsayers made the same prediction. But there was a big difference in HOW they delivered the message, wouldn’t you agree? As a result, there was a big difference in how the message was received.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

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September 25, 2006 - Posted by | Daily Devotional

5 Comments »

  1. Good Morning, Jack. Just want to remind you how much I enjoy these devotions, how they’ve become a part of my day, how they make me draw closer to the Lord. Hope you’re doing well, my brother, hope you’re clinging to the God of Promises.

    Comment by helenl | September 25, 2006 | Reply

  2. Good morning, Helen!

    You are always an encouragement to me!

    -j

    Comment by bereans | September 25, 2006 | Reply

  3. Good morning,

    I like Helen enjoy the daily devotions, and can’t wait to log on and see what message has been layed upon you heart for the day.
    I don’t always comment,but many times your messages misister to my heart.

    Comment by Les | September 25, 2006 | Reply

  4. Les!

    I just realized who you are!!!! 🙂

    Thank you for your words of encouragement also.

    -j

    Comment by bereans | September 25, 2006 | Reply

  5. Reminds me of an O.T. verse that the kids and I memorized when we did a mini unit study on apples.

    Pro 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

    Blessings,

    Carol

    Comment by writeathome | September 25, 2006 | Reply


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