Deuteronomy 13:3……………for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
I read this scripture this morning and went “wow”.
Have you ever been in that place where you have a choice to make, and the option to do wrong is extremely appealing. So much so that it pains to make the right decision?
I have! And I can tell you, being in place or space where it hurts to do what is right before God, is one of the most depressing experiences to have.
I think of Joseph when he was faced with Potiphar’s wife throwing herself at him. Imagine his predicament; this beautiful woman willingly giving her body to you and you need to decide whether to give in to your natural desire to lay with her, or to flee and not sin against God.
Joseph knew what his relationship with God meant. His love for God superseded his desire for a woman’s body and in that moment when tested he showed his faithfulness to the God if Israel .
Like Joseph, we too will be faced with situations where God will look to see whether our desire is truly for Him or not. There are circumstances in your life that God allows to happen to test your faithfulness to Him and your obedience to His word.
What will your test results say?