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The Test: Pass or Fail

[Ed’s note: I wrote this two years ago. At the time I had no idea that this picture would become part of a compilation called “brilliant answers by smart kids” that would wind up on viralnova, buzzfeed, etc. Now I see the picture everywhere and, occasionally, it links back to here. Thanks to those links, two…

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Destined To Fail

Each time Jehudi finished reading three or four columns, the king took a knife and cut off that section of the scroll. He then threw it into the fire, section by section, until the whole scroll was burned up. Neither the king nor his attendants showed any signs of fear or repentance at what they heard.…

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Isaiah 44:22 (Moving Forward)

I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free. (Isaiah 44:22) Read: Isaiah 41:14-45:10, Ephesians 3:1-21, Psalm 68:1-18, Proverbs 24:1-2 Relate: I thought that now that we’re halfway through September, the weather was…

American baseball player 'Babe' Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 - 1948) looks up while batting for the New York Yankees during a game, April 9, 1925. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Isaiah 36:14-15 (The Trade, The Move, The Legend)

This is what the king says: Don’t let Hezekiah deceive you. He will never be able to rescue you. Don’t let him fool you into trusting in the Lord by saying, The Lord will surely rescue us. (Isaiah 36:14-15) Read: Isaiah 33:10 – 36:22, Galatians 5:13-26, Psalm 64:1-10, Proverbs 23:23 Relate: The month of September is winding down. As much as I am…

MERE MORTALS

Mere Mortals

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers- the moon and the stars you set in place- what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with…

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Luke 22:32 (Make A Comeback)

“But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:32 NLT) Read: Judges 2:10-23, Judges 3, Luke 22:14-34, Psalms 92, Psalms 93:1-5, Proverbs 14:1-2 Relate:  When we make big mistakes, there is a small voice…