Faith Tests

October 21, 2022 (3 months ago)

Do you ever freeze up on tests? All tests or just certain ones? There are many different kinds of tests. There are spelling tests, math tests, driving tests, tests of patience, tests of character and eye tests and blood tests, the list goes on and on. And, as we learned last week, there are also tests of our faith. Abraham’s test with Isaac was a big one and he didn’t freeze up, procrastinate, or run. He did what God asked him to do and did it the way God asked him to do it. It wasn’t because he lived in trembling fear of God, it was because he trusted the faithfulness and goodness of God. It’s hard to see God’s faithfulness and goodness sometimes. If we look at the circumstances, we see a lot of gloom, despair and agony. People are depressed, sad, lonely and discontent. We see sickness and death with regularity. Where is God in all this? He is with us. He promised that He would never leave us nor forsake us. He said that nothing could ever separate us from His love and that no one could ever wrestle us out of His hand. He told us that He is a Rock, a Refuge, a Strong-tower and the Source of our daily bread. The tests of faith that we face are ultimately tests of what we believe about God. What we believe about God is directly connected to how well we know Him. If we have a casual relationship with Him, the circumstances may well overwhelm us. However, if we know Him, as Abraham knew Him, our faith will sustain us. One of the best things we can do to grow in faith is to grow in our knowledge of God. As we’ll see Sunday in the life of Joseph, the tests will come, let’s learn more about God’s character by walking with Him today.