We are tested every day by the Word of God. Are we continuing upright in the ways of the Lord? Are we inclined toward sin, or are we striving to be true to the Lord? The Word of God tests us, every time that we read it, every time we hear it.
Have you ever seen a plumb line? Simply, it’s a string with a heavy weight tied to one end of it. A bricklayer will hang a plumb line beside a wall that’s under construction, to see if the wall is being built vertical and true. If things are out of kilter, then he’ll be able to see it right away: