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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Cup - 10-25-12 Deadline (10/18/12)

TITLE: Drink Freely
By darlene thompson
10/24/12


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The cup is such a simple container. It is used to indulge in favorite beverages. Some are plastic,
ceramic, metal or glass. Usually, there are favorites. Scripture refers to the cup as a symbol of charity, temptation, evil or salvation.

A cup overflowing is a form of charity in Psalm 23:5. Mark 9:41 shows charity is given when we
offer a cup of water in Jesusí name.

Matthew 23:25, 26 and Luke 11:34 remind us to cleanse our hearts. We are told to clean the inside of the cup so the outside will become clean as well. A cup of evil is found in Lamentations 4:21.

The cup comes around and drunkenness and nakedness follow. Ezekiel 23:31-34 shows a cup of evil
when it speaks of it being filled with drunkenness. Isaiah 51:7 speaks of a cup of the Lordís anger. Habakkuk 2:16 indicates the cup in the Lordís right hand will come around and utter disgrace will come. Psalm 75:8 says the cup is in the Lordís hand and foams with all the wicked of the earth and they drink its dregs. In Revelation 14:9-10, the wrath of God is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger.

Temptationís cup is described in Luke 22:42; Matthew 26:39, 42, 44 and Mark 14:36. Christ asked God to let this cup pass from Him if it be Godís will.

Psalm 116:12, 13 speaks of the cup of salvation. Matthew 26:27; Mark 14:23-24 and Luke 22:20 reveal Christís salvation. Christ states ďdrink from it, all of you and the cup poured out for you is the
new covenant in My Blood.Ē

Scripture is a reminder that a cup is more than a simple drinking vessel. In the cup of Christ, we
find love and grace from God the Father. Drink freely.


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CD Swanson 10/25/12
Nicely done, and well written entry. I enjoyed this so much. Thank you.

God bless~
Myrna Noyes10/26/12
This was a great Scripture study on the symbolism of various cups mentioned in the Bible. I appreciate the many verses you shared on the subject. Your ending was excellent, too! Blessings on your writing! :)
Marie Hearty 10/28/12
Thank you for all the Scripture verses that you shared with us. It is very much appreciated.

God bless!
Theresa Santy 10/29/12
I enjoyed your detailed presentation of what Scripture says about, "Cup". One thing you could have done to expand your point is add an example of each which applies to our daily lives.

Great application of theme, and I loved your last paragraph!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/30/12
This is an interesting essay. You did a nice job of finding the perfect scriptures that support your message. The biggest piece of advice I have is to only focus on one or two verses and expand on them. Unfortunately, that many scriptures can be overwhelming to a reader and they might choose to skip over it. You covered the topic for sure and made some good points. Good job.