Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Am I Passing the Test?

Based on Deuteronomy 8:2-10

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?

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