Pass the Test

We all took tests in school. We take driving tests, medical tests, tests at work, and on the last list goes. Sometimes we do well on the tests, and sometimes we flunk them. In Revelation 2:10 it says that the devil tests us, “Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” It is really God who is doing the testing, but He is using the devil to do it. The testing involves suffering, and to pass the test is to be unafraid and faithful to the end. The word faithful in this context would have some synonyms such as “strong”; be strong until the end, also “endurance”, endure to the end. Why? What motivation is there to be faithful, be strong, and endure to the end? The “Crown of life”, God says that if we are faithful until the end He will give us the “crown of life”, that sounds like a time of great honor and glory to be received right from Almighty God.

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