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Is Life a Test?

January 21, 2015

John: 6:1-13

Jesus tests Phillip in today's QT. He asked in verse 5, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?" and verse 6 says that Jesus asked him this only to test him. Phillip answers in verse 7 "eight months wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite."

I wonder how Phillip did on that test. Did he fail? Did he pass? Was that the answer Jesus wanted? What is the answer Jesus wanted to hear?

Looking at this, I can see that my God likes to test my faith. He does this constantly with many of his people in the bible. I feel like I'm currently going through a test, and maybe this entire life on earth is a test.

It seems I can't pass the test, and rarely do people in the bible pass the test, and even when they pass one test, they eventually fail another. Jesus is the only one who passed all the tests with flying colors, and only one that satisfied God fully.

I'm going to fail the test, like everyone else, but that's where Jesus comes to rescue, for he said "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has cross over from death to life." - John 5:24

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