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The T-Word, Part 5: Where the Pencil Meets the Paper

Yesterday, we noted that Deuteronomy 6:16, Matthew 4:7 and Luke 4:12 instruct very clearly, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ And yet, it’s pretty easy to find passages where God not only chooses not to smite those who … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 4: When People Test God

I’m not sure how I’d fare if I had to spend six hours in an unforgiving outdoor environment without food or water. But according to Matthew 4, Mark 1 and Luke 4, Jesus lasted six weeks under these conditions. On purpose. And what’s … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 3: Father Abraham

Yesterday, we talked about the Book of Job, which teaches us that we’re supposed to trust God regardless of circumstances. But when it comes to the way this story discusses Job’s children, that is a difficult test. The testing of Abraham disturbs … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 1: Tests Suck

Test. The word is enough to put fear in the heart of any middle schooler, and I’m not sure that’s a dread we ever outgrow. When someone ticks us off, we say they are ‘testing my patience’. When we’re discouraged, … Continue reading

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