Key Words: were shamefully entreated
The word entreated means to insult, to injure, primarily with one’s words, but can be with actions as well (see Acts 16:22).
Below are some quick quips to illustrate the word entreaty.
Lady Astor: “Winston, if you were my husband I should flavor your coffee with poison.”
Churchill: “Madam, if I were your husband, I should drink it.”
Bessie Braddock, M.P.: “Winston, you’re drunk.”
Churchill: “Bessie, you’re ugly, and tomorrow morning I’ll be sober.”
Earl Warren (Supreme Court Justice): “I’m pleased to see such a dense crowd here tonight.”
Heckler: “Don’t be too pleased. We ain’t all dense.”
Congressman John Randolf and Henry
Clay met on a sidewalk in
Clay: “I, sir, do not step aside for a scoundrel.”
Randolf: “On the other hand, I always do.”
Charles H. Spurgeon was emphasizing to his class the importance of making the facial expression harmonize with the speech. “When you speak of heaven,” he said, “let your face light up; let it be irradiated with a heavenly gleam, let your eyes shine with reflected glory. But when you speak of hell – well, then your ordinary face will do.”Now, while we may laugh at some of these quips, I believe we would do far better to season our words with God’s grace. Anything seasoned is much easier to swallow.
✞ Guard your response, it reveals your heart.
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