Testing God

Posted on October 6, 2020 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: “Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon.” – John Piper

The Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 21-24 | You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue -2 Peter 1:2-3

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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