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Daily Devotional – August 16



Part 2 of 3 

Kyle wiped the blood from his nose, his head still feeling hazy. His eyes focused and he recoiled slightly expecting another blow.

Instead, Jeremy, the playground bully, smiled and reached out his hand. Kyle couldn’t help but think this a trick. He wasn’t about to take that hand until he knew the motive behind it.

“Hey, buddy,” Jeremy purred, “I’ll be your friend. Heck! Not only will I not hit you anymore, but I will make sure no one else does. Not only that, you can join my gang, and get an equal share of the lunch money we get out of everyone.”

The Sunday school lesson from the previous week flashed through Kyle’s mind–the one where Jesus was on the mountain being offered everything by Satan if only he…

“What’s the catch?” Kyle mumbled.

“Do my homework.  AND you let me look at your test answers.”

Kyle reached up and took Jeremy’s hand and was pulled roughly to his feet.  Sounded like a deal.

He couldn’t look him in the eye.

Tomorrow: Part 3


August 16, 2007 - Posted by | Christianity 101, Extortion and Bribery, Tithing

1 Comment »

  1. This kind of scenario probably takes place much more than we realize.

    Comment by writeathome | August 19, 2007 | Reply

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