Testing God

Posted on November 11, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Psalm 78:18 They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved.

Of course, the Psalmist here is referring to the Israelites in the desert. You remember the Israelites moaned and groaned to and at Moses for taking them from Egypt and the “leeks and onions” of the land. They longed for the meat pots and bread of the land of their captivity (see Ex. 16).They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved. How is it they tested God? They were unhappy with His menu selection for them and they repeatedly mumbled, complained and challenged Moses.

Now let’s stop, you and I, and consider. What is it we demand either in our attitudes or actions?

When we stop to think about it- every time we complain about what we DON’T have, what we DO have, about our jobs, our bosses, our situation, our income, etc. are we not, in our hearts, complaining against God’s provision for us?

Are we not testing God in our hearts?


Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to” – Elisabeth Elliot

The Daily Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 10 | You can download our 2021 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. -1 John 4:20-21

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