Many youths, oblivious of the devil’s strategies at this close of age, become easy preys and gradually begin to experience depreciation in their Christian lives and if no serious effort is deployed to ensure recovery, the little light they already have would become extinct. And soon they would be numbered among the group of if you can’t beat them, join them. What about the Christian youth’s experiences in examination halls (especially, external examinations and in the higher institutions)? Students are subjected to the ungodly will of the invigilators who these days seem to have acquired the overwhelming prerogative to decide for the students what the answers to the questions must be and how long the examination must last notwithstanding the time officially allowed and printed clearly on the question papers. Of course, some arrangements must have been made before hand to procure the answers and read them out to the students in the examination hall. Many candidates are made to pay for this illicit service under duress and often those who refuse to play along are forced to submit their papers before the expiration of time allowed for the exam, thereby causing them to leave the examination hall confused and sorrowful. Many of such victims may be forced by this bitter experience to decide to remove their robes of righteousness and sanity and to flow with the tide in subsequent exams, at least for as long as the challenges last.
Were there not such circumstances like those that were before Jabez, Gideon, the Israelites and their likes (1Chronicles 4:9; Judges 6:11-15; 1Samuel 15:2; Deuteronomy 25:17-18) suggesting that one’s root, background, economic status and the decisions of the ‘powers that be’ should at times determine one’s progress and destiny, thereby, putting those without such privileges at a disadvantage? Well, there is no need to despair. There is one information you must arm yourself with this day, and that is: those are the voices of the grand liar and of mere grass which can wither the next moment (cons. John 8:44; Isaiah 40:6-8). What do you do with them? Discard them! Continue to ignore them!! Because they shall not stand (Isaiah 8:9, 10; Proverbs 19:21), just as they could not stand in Bible days.