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Topic: Exams (07/26/04)
TITLE: THE FINAL EXAM
By Theresa Knight
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Each participant was informed that it was strictly essay, and the answers had to be very elaborate and cover the topic fully. Because some documentation from various texts was expected, a 3 x 5 index card with information was allowed.
So, the night before the exam, I got busy getting my card ready. Boy, did I let my computer be my friend! I had so much information on the card that I had to have high power reading glasses to be able to read what was on it!
Nervously off I went with pen, paper and card in hand when the day of the exam arrived. I felt ready for the challenge. I had studied and studied, prayed and prayed, and I knew the Lord would not let me down.
With the exam in hand, my heart was uplifted when I read that the participants were to choose four from the eight questions to answer. Even so, it took approximately four hours to finish the exam. As you can guess, I was so relieved when it was over.
A few weeks later, I was called and informed that I passed the exam and would be graduating. Victory! Yes, I prayed a prayer of thanks to God.
With that said, think about the Ďexamí God gives us here on earth. I compare situations with different types of questions. A death in the family or a divorce I consider to be an essay question. Itís not easy. A lot of thought, prayer, and faith and reliance on God is put into how one handles the situation. Work and home situations I consider being like multiple choice and true/false questions. People choose from different options when solving problems, and ask themselves some true/false, (yes/no), questions. How do we spiritually study for these challenges? By Bible study, prayer, and when needed, Christian counseling.
Now, I wonder what type of questions will God ask at Judgment time. Will he ask me about how many people I have welcomed into the home he has given me? Or, will he say, I gave you a car. How many people, who didnít have a car, did you help transport? Those are just examples of questions I feel we will be asked by Him.
Hopefully, I will be as prepared for Judgment Day as I was my final college exam. Wasnít Jesus prepared when tempted by Satan?
Theresa Knight @ 2004