"Tension is absolutely essential to life. We grow and develop through tension. Our character is shaped by it. If God answered our prayers immediately, relieving all of our tensions in life, it would destroy us because we would see God as a tool to be used, like a genie in Aladdin's lamp. We would become even more selfish than we already are." (Bruce Waltke quoted in Guthrie's "Reading the Bible for Life)

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