Will You Pass God’s Test with Flying Colors?
In college, I used to do well on exams with the exception of final exams. Why? It had to do with my lousy study techniques. They worked great on a few weeks worth of material, but not so well on the lessons of the whole semester. I had a great ability to cram material, memorize it, and spit it back out on an exam. My problem was retaining the material for long periods of time. I would do very well when there was a short-term exam but had difficulty when there was a substantial amount of material to “memorize”.
With God, we cannot cram for tests. We need to build a solid process on incorporating Him into our lives. Since finances are one of the most talked about topics in the New Testament, we can be assured that God tests us with money. When we are faithful in little things, he provides more. If we are foolish with our money, He may not choose to bless us further in that area. Being obedient toward God with our money is much more important than seeking the world’s riches.
In the area of finances, God tests our obedience to Him. Will we obey His Word, no matter what the cost? Are we willing to make sacrifices to honor Him? Will we follow Him even if the world says otherwise? There are times where God will test us with money to see where our priorities are. Will you pass the test?
because I will reward you handsomely and do whatever you say. Come and put a curse on these people for me. But Balaam answered them, “Even if Balak gave me his palace filled with silver and gold, I could not do anything great or small to go beyond the command of the LORD my God.
What areas of your financial life do you feel are being tested?
What are some ways that you can become more obedient?
Name a time where you felt God was really challenging you: