“Test yourself to make sure you are solid in the faith.” 2 Corinthians 13:5
While searching for an old photo, I ran across the Iowa Basic Skills reports from the tests I took in elementary, junior high, and high school. I observed the scores of each category and how they calculated out that I was just a little above average for each grade level.
I remember dreading those days of testing–almost to the point of becoming physically ill. As a poor tester, I had to go to class well prepared, and the only way to prepare for the basic skills tests is to do the best work you can, beginning in kindergarten.
In today’s scripture, Paul tells the Corinthians to test themselves, to make sure they are in line with what he taught them about living a faithful life. This kind of a test can’t be studied for, either. However, we can prepare for the many tests in life by daily meditation, prayer, and living a life pleasing to God.
Lord, thanks for seeing us as A+ students, regardless of the scores we achieve. Amen.