Show of hands – how many of us have thought we could go it alone and didn’t need His help.
guilty as charged…
I am guilty, too. That’s why I ended up in the messes I found myself in. God did show me the way out.
Almost exactly the same approach used by Linus (in “Peanuts”) once — the day before the test, he’s gloomy and Lucy asks him if he studied, to which he repeats the statement “I’m doomed”. The next day, Charlie Brown tells him at the bus-stop that it’s a true-and-false, which fills Linus with relief — and then he goes by “familiar pattern” and fluffs it (as revealed when he comes home — and is admonished by Lucy that he should have studied to which he replies he “merely miscalculated”).
One of my favorites!
Aw man, I have to be more careful about that. Does “fluff” mean fail?
Yes, “fluff” is a common British slang for fail.
I understand that The Simpsons once had an episode in which Bart kept goofing off and failing test after test because he wouldn’t study. He prayed school would be cancelled and he could study. A snow storm did cancel the school day. Bart reverted to character and started to go out and play. Lisa reminded him of his deal with God. He studied and passed with a D-. He gave God some of the credit for the grade.
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