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8. Athaliah: Queen of Insignificance

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This is the eighth audio message for the Heroes & Villains series.


There are many ways to describe a life of insignificance. My favorite is the image of a bucket of water: Stick your hand in it and pull it back out, and the dent you leave in the water indicates one’s significance. But we all want more than that. We want our lives to count. Neither possessions nor positions guarantee lasting significance. Athaliah had all of these and yet her life was a living tragedy. She did evil, and the Bible records no lasting good that resulted from her life. What can we do today to leave a significant impact? How can we avoid becoming a living tragedy?

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