Summary: Tests will come but learn to walk in God’s truth. God will withhold no good thing from them who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk up
Preparing To Take Our Test
Psalm 26:1-2 NAS
1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2 Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.
I have entitled this today: “Preparing To Take Our Test”
Sooner or later, we will all go through tests in our walk with the Lord.
When I go through my test, I need to make sure that I stand the test of time.
I need to know that even though I might not understand why I am going through this, that I will survive and I will be a better person because of it.
David, in our opening text, walked in integrity.
What we need to be willing to do is to walk our lives with integrity.
David understood that if he trusted in the Lord, he would not slide.
Whom do we trust in?
Do we walk in integrity and do we really believe that God can and will move in our lives?
What we need to understand is that the secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him, and according to Psalm 25:14, He will show them His covenant.
In verse two of our opening text, David said: Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.
Every child of God should urge the Holy Spirit to probe deep within their hearts to see if we are abiding in the Word of God and not a man made Gospel.
We, as Christians, from time to time, will have to take a test but we need to remember that it is going to be all right and that we are going to be stronger for what we are going through.
When I go through a test I have to learn not to waiver in my faith.
I don’t want to be wishy-washy in my walk.
Ps 26:3 For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.
Ps 86:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
Ps 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Tests will come but learn to walk in God’s truth.
God will withhold no good thing from them who walk uprightly.
Look at De 8:16 "In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end.
Even though you are being tested, in the end it will be worth it all.
Jg 7:4 Then the LORD said to Gideon, "The people are still too many; bring them down to the water and I will test them for you there. Therefore it shall be that he of whom I say to you, 'This one shall go with you,' he shall go with you; but everyone of whom I say to you, 'This one shall not go with you,' he shall not go."
Jer 20:12 Yet, O LORD of hosts, You who test the righteous, Who see the mind and the heart; Let me see Your vengeance on them; For to You I have set forth my cause.
We, as believers, need to walk in integrity and trust in the Lord without wavering.
Trust is a must in our walks with the Lord.
Understand that a test and being tempted are two different things.
Jas 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
A test will make you wiser and stronger in the things of Him.
3 For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.
Are we walking in His truth this morning?
God’s loving kindness is before your eyes.
This Psalm is rich with instructions for the people of God in all dispensations.
A fact full of consultation is prominent.
1. That help is sure to be given in response to such a pleader and such a plea.
I have entitled this today:
Preparing To Take Our Test
I dreamed that I was in some kind of school and I had to take a test. Peg was in this class and she was also taking a test. I was sitting at her table. The bell rang and I went into the hallway and got lost. I saw Susan in the hallway. She was also taking a test. We went to our room (hotel) preparing to take our test.
School is a place of learning