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System Requirements Micah 6:1-8

System Requirements

"Minimum" and "recommended" pop up in the vocabulary of computers and in the language of faith as well.

At a Glance

If you ever pick up a package of software at a big box electronics store, there's one thing you want to be sure to do: check the system requirements. If you don't have the right hardware, the software won't work. This is our entry into this well-known OT text where God lets us know in decidedly simple language just what is required to make this holiness or righteousness thing work.

Editor's Pick

For material based on the epistle reading, see "The Cross Stem," February 3, 2002, at

Do you want to Excel?

Microsoft Excel, that is.

If so, your computer will need to meet certain system requirements. For Excel 2013, you'll need a processor that is one gigahertz. The required operating system is either Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012. You'll also need a certain amount of computer memory and hard disk space, as well as a particular kind of display.

These are the minimum system requirements.

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