In fact, you sent investigators to listen to John the Baptist, and his testimony about me was true. Of course, I have no need of human witnesses, but I say these things so you might be saved. John was like a burning and shining lamp, and you were excited for a while about his message. (John 5:33-35)

Read: 2 Samuel 3:6 – 4:12

Relate: Temporary does not mean impermanent. Brief does not mean short lived.

We talk today about someone having their fifteen minutes of fame and something being a mere flash in the pan whenever something comes and goes quickly. There is a desire, and rightly so, for dedication and permanence. We say we want commitment and long term even as we live in a fast food, drive through culture.

The term flash in the pan actually came from the days of flintlock rifles. I’m not all that knowledgeable…

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