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Daily Devotional – February 2


A woman bought eggs and butter from a farmer who had a fine reputation not only for the quality of his products, but also for his promptness of delivery. Then one day, when she was expecting guests, he failed to come. On the next delivery, she spoke harshly to him. At the end of her tirade he said quietly, “I’m sorry if I caused you any inconvenience, but I had the misfortune of burying my mother yesterday.”

Ashamed, the woman determined never to speak harshly to anyone again until she fully understood the cause of the delay.

Author: Unknown

James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:


February 2, 2007 - Posted by | Daily Devotional


  1. stopped in my tracks.

    Comment by helenl | February 3, 2007 | Reply

  2. Same goes for books and covers.

    Comment by Voice of Reason | February 3, 2007 | Reply

  3. Me too, Helen. There was a similar story about a man on a bus who became annoyed by two misbehaving children and their seemingly oblivious father. His exasperation grew until he lashed out at the father and told him he should control his children. The dazed father looked up and apologized, saying that they had just left the hospital–his wife had just died, and all of them just didn’t know what to exactly make of it. True story, I believe, told by a pastor.


    Comment by bereans | February 5, 2007 | Reply

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