Deut. 8:2 states God LED them in the wilderness, to humble them and testing them to know what was in their hearts. Two things stand out to me in that verse: 1) God LED them. Even though they were out there wandering and I'm sure they felt alone and abandoned- God LED them. He never left them, never forsook them- He LED them. He was in front of them the whole way! 2) He was testing them- to see if they could keep His commandments. I can't help but think of the stress they were under- the pressure that built up. It all came down to one thing- did they obey? How did they respond under pressure? He provided food, water, clothing, and shelter for them- what was their response? Was it trust? What is mine? Am I trusting HIM? and then rewards for passing the test- a good land, a fruitful land, a blessing from the LORD.
So now, my question is: Am I passing the test?