Devotion in Motion: Riddle me this

15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  ~ 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

By Bro. John L. Cash

They say variety is the spice of life, so this week’s column is something  completely different. Today, instead of writing a story, I’m giving you some Bible riddles for you and your little ones to solve. Fulfill the words of today’s Scripture verse (at the top) and “study to show yourself approved.” You can use your Bibles, but NO GOOGLING ALLOWED! 🙂

Riddle #1:

“Two died who were never born, and two were born who never died.” Who were these four people, and how do you explain them?

Riddle #2:

“The oldest man who ever lived, died before his father did.” Who were these two guys, and what’s their story?

Riddle #3:

“This great creature was created on the fifth day, and in earlier times helped to provide light where there was darkness. For a short time he had a soul within him, but he lost it.”

Name this creature.

Be sure to tune in for the answers in next week’s column!

Blessings (and happy riddling),

Brother John

john and susan cashDr. John L. Cash is the “Country Preacher Dad.” He was raised in Stuttgart, Arkansas, and has spent the last 27 years being a country preacher in the piney woods five miles south of the little town of Hickory, Mississippi. (On week days has a desk-job at a public school and teaches Latin on closed-circuit-television.)  He and his lovely wife, Susan, live in the parsonage next door to the Antioch Christian Church (where the folks still enjoy a good brain-teaser.)  The Cashes have two sons, Spencer (age 21), and Seth (age 18), who live in the parsonage, too, except when they are away at college.  He would love to hear from you in an email sent to