Issue 476 – Verse of the Week

February 4th – February 10th, 2021


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. – Deuteronomy 13:3

Pop Quiz

In any education, hours are spent on instruction that includes factual data and theories to be explored. Time is given to personalizing what the student learns. Often, to test if members of the class “get it,” the instructor will deliver a pop quiz, an unexpected turn in the curricula that can be painfully revealing for some and delightfully reassuring for others. It is no different with God. You spend hours in your Bible reading and study—or should—and personalize what you discover in your prayer conversations with the Lord. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, He asks, “Do you really get it?” He wants you to really know Him and His Word, to strengthen your heart relationship with Him, to acknowledge in every trial that your confidence rests in Him alone. If you get one of those pop quizzes from the Lord today, will the examination of your heart and soul pass the test?

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