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One-Minute Devotionals reveal in a single sentence, underlying truth about specific Scripture.

Don’t curse the king even in your thoughts, and don’t curse rich people even in your bedroom. A bird may carry your words, or some winged creature may repeat what you say.
Ecc 10:20

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Learn it.
Casual words, collateral damage?

Live it.
Solomon must have had a parrot in the bedroom who repeated something he said in private. As king, I imagine he wanted to pluck that bird, but it probably belonged to one of his many wives. Stray words are bad enough so I want to apologize in advance for what I'm about to say.

Visiting a church recently, I sat in the middle of the pew with my family. We were greeted by a nice man who struck a conversation with my wife saying "I went to school with your Brother Danny." I now know he was referring to our pastor, but I thought he said, "I went to school with your brother Denny." So I jokingly replied back, "I wouldn't spread that around if I were you." My wife elbowed me as the man had a shocked look on his face and turned to greet others. Lesson learned: don't talk to someone who won't ask for clarification.

Pray it
Thank You, God, that when no one else understands me, You do.

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Also see: Mistakes; Misunderstanding; Misconception; Greeting

This day in past devotionals:
God is looking for a person, not a group of people, to make an impact on the world. (2000)
For the Christian, Thanksgiving is just another day to praise God for His goodness. (2003)
Are you closer to the Lord today than you were yesterday? (2004)
Only a Believer thanks God for something that hasn't happened yet. (2005)
God will never send us on a wild ram chase. (2006)
Someone who belittles another person makes himself smaller than them. (2007)

Everyday should be an movement toward God and not away from Him. (2008)
Men will rise up against rigid opposition. (2009)
One word can divide what a ton of dynamite can't penetrate. (2010)
Slander is advanced with too much information; it finds fruition with too little. (2011)


1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2008)
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