October 11, 2018
Yesterday was testing day at school. When you think about it, how many of us would really like this to be a regular part of our lives? You are going to take a test to see how much you know and then you will be compared to everyone across the country. I understand that we have to do it and it is an important part of our education system, but as adults, how many of us really look forward to the tests in our lives?
Tests come to us in many forms and when they do, are we ready for them? How do we prepare for the tests in our lives? One thing students always appreciate is a study guide so they can have an idea of what to expect. It gives the students a chance to narrow their focus as they prepare for the test ahead.
There are really two different ways people prepare for a test. One group of people continually studies the material and works to understand it. They feel prepared as they move along and a lot less stressed when the test comes. The second kind of person waits for the test to be announced and then does all they can to cram for it. They try to learn the material quickly so they can do as well as possible.
In life, we have the opportunity to be well prepared for our tests. God gives us His Word so we can deal with whatever lies ahead. We can approach the Bible in the same way students approach tests. We can cram at the time of the test, or we can learn the material (grow in our relationship with God) as we go through our lives. John 16:33 tells us, “I have told you these things so that in me you will have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” The troubles are going to happen, but God has already overcome them. Prepare for the tests by spending time in the Bible and developing a relationship with Him. If you do, you will feel more prepared for testing day.
Mr. Robert Koehne