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Episode 332: Things the Bible DOESN'T Say, Part Four--This Too Shall Pass

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Plenty of people have heard (or caught themselves reciting) the little mantra "This too shall pass," and it's easy to think it's a quote from the Bible.  The truth is a bit more complicated than that, and while a well-known fable connects that slogan with King Solomon, it's not actually contained as a phrase in the Scriptures.  On the other hand, there is a chorus of voices in the Scriptures who would nod in agreement to the sentiment.  From the skeptical philosopher's voice in the book of Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes) reminding us that "all is vapor/breath," to the reminders of Jesus that our treasures and wealth in this life will not last, to the reminders of the New Testament about a hope beyond the passing sufferings of this life which will not win the day, we hear voices in the Scriptures that advise us both to savor the good in the present moment rather than taking it for granted, and to trust with perseverance that the pain of the present will not last forever.  Check out a new conversation with pastors Erica, Sarah, and Steve here on this week's episode of Crazy Faith Talk!

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