prophets of the false gods were determined to brag on
bragged unceasingly…to family and friends, neighbors, and to each
other…especially to each other.
best," bragged False Prophet No. 1.
are, aren't we?," agreed False Prophet No. 2.
your accuracy rates?," asked False Prophet No. 3.
accuracy rate this week was 14 percent," bragged False Prophet
No. 1. "That's a big improvement for me."
accuracy rate this week was nine percent," False Prophet No. 2
grinned. "But that's my best week since I began prophesying here
at the School of the False Prophets three years
"I was a
bit off my game this week," admitted False Prophet No. 3. "But I
still managed to score a credible 38 percent."
Prophet then joined the conversation. "Each of you is doing a
wonderful job," he complimented them with his usual sly smile.
"I'm proud of you."
Prophet continued, "I want to encourage you to keep up the good
work. Always remember this, as prophets, it's always a percentage
thing. If you ever score more than 50 percent in a week, that's
as close to perfect as you're ever going to get."
have you been in the prophecy business?," asked False Prophet No.
Prophet was overjoyed about his prophecy career. "I'll be 95
years old next week," he stated. "I've been a prophet for 70
years, including the last 20 years in my current
your percentage of accuracy?," asked False Prophet No.
overall percentage of accuracy is 43 percent," said Head False
Prophet. "My best week's percentage was 56
exclaimed False Prophet No. 1. "You're the man!"
"Yes I am,
aren't !," declared Head False Prophet. "Yes I am!"
eternal throne, God was listening to the conversation, and He
knew He needed to address the false prophets, who trembled when
they sensed the presence of the Sovereign Lord. "You guys are
very proud of yourselves," God observed.
we are," Head False Prophet admitted.
know why," said the Lord, "with such paltry percentages of
Momentarily, Head False Prophet forgot with whom he
was talking. "I suppose you know someone else who can do
better!," he sneered.
do," God chuckled. "When I give a message to a prophet to
deliver, and he says what I tell him to say, my percentage of
accuracy is 100 percent!"
"I need to
learn to keep my big mouth shut," said Head False
do!," God agreed. "Yes you do!"
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