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"Economics 101 Was Not so Easy!" - by Rev. Weldon Bares

I graduated from USL in Lafayette several years ago. One of the classes I took during that time was Economics 101. Well, I thought the class would be easy, but let me tell you, it was not easy at all.

Our studies included microeconomics and macroeconomics, supply and demand, elasticity, capitalism, time value of money. My head was spinning. The class was so difficult that at the half-way point of the semester, almost everybody in the class had really bad grades, including me.

The professor came into the classroom one day, holding in his hand a stack of tests that all of us had done poorly on a few days before. He then dramatically threw them all into the trash can and said, “Okay, from this point on, everybody in this classroom is starting over with a clean slate.”

So, that is exactly what he did. Every student got a second chance. For all the students in the class, that was certainly good news. I ended up with a B in the class, but I know that I deserved a much lower grade.

I am so thankful to know that God offers to us today another chance at life. I am so thankful for the grace of God that comes to us through Christ.

The famous Christian writer A.W. Tozer wrote: “What a gracious thing for us that Jesus Christ never thinks about what we have been. He always thinks about what we are going to be!”

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