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Friday, May 3, 2019
Daily Devotion: Pharaoh Apepi II (The Pharaoh Who Listened to the Man of God)
Bible Reading: Genesis 41:25-37
Key Verse: Verse 37 – "And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.”
Key Words: And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh
According to tradition, Apepi was the last king of the sixth Egyptian dynasty. His reign lasted for ninety-four years. He was the longest-reigning Pharaoh in Egyptian history.
Apepi is best known, though, for listening and heeding the advice of Joseph that saw things through a great famine. Who we listen to is extremely important.
Two tired donkeys approached a stream on a hot day. One was carrying a load of salt, and the other a huge pack of sponges. The first donkey, carrying salt, went down into the stream where the salt soon dissolved. When he came out the other side, he called back to his fellow donkey, saying what a marvelous experience he had as he lost his burden in the cooling stream. Whereupon the second donkey plunged into the stream, but the sponges soaked up the water and caused him to drown.
Moral: Don’t play “Follow the Leader” unless you have a fairly good idea where he’s headed!
The people we listen to will either lead us to good or evil...so be careful who you listen to.
What to do:
✞ Listen to and follow only those who love God and righteousness.
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