This Is Only A Test – Whenever a teacher in school gave you a test, they never had much to say during the test. Things were silent during the test. The teacher had nothing to say because the test was designed to show what you knew based on what the teacher had already taught you. Once you get a test, you might not hear much from God. It may be silent. Knowing this, it would be wise for you to have a lot of conversations with Him before He administers the test!
Some people have problems passing their tests. In fact, they keep failing. They quit school. We have a lot of dropouts in Christianity today because people either get discouraged due to not passing the test or they decide they don’t want to study.
If you are a dropout or failing student, it is still better to graduate at twenty, having failed a few times, than to be fifty-five working on your G.E.D. It’s better to keep plugging away, doing your best, even though you may have lost some time.
“And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.”
“O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.”
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
Guest post by Bro. Terry Hale