Look it Up! ~ July 8

Look it Up!

It’s in your idea guide!

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12

Our seventh grade spelling teacher, Mr. Penny, was from Alabama and had a heavy southern accent. We found Mr. Penny’s way of speaking to be quite entertaining, especially when it came to the “Idea Guide” at the back of our spelling book. Someone would ask him why a word was spelled a certain way, and he would always sternly say, “If you wont to know wha, luke it up in yo ah-dee gad, an you will fine out wha!” (If you want to know why, look it up in your Idea Guide, and you will find out why.)

Mr. Penny was teaching us to use the resources available to us to learn how to spell. Using the idea guide would help us know how to spell the difficult words, and help us to pass the tests he would give us.

God places within us the strength to persevere, and blesses us as we go through the trials and tests of this world. He’s not the tester, He’s the teacher, and He helps us pass the test. His Holy word—the Bible—is our “Idea Guide”, and when we have questions, we should go to the Bible to find the answers. I don’t understand it all yet, but it’s getting clearer every day.

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