Life Is A Test 
Life Is a Test Poem 
 Yes, life is a test, and then we meet God to see if we passed or failed.  God has designed life as a testing ground to determine people’s motives, values, desires, and character.   2 Corinthians 5:10  
    Do you think you will pass the test?  Every day God is watching the choices and decisions you make.  He is evaluating your thoughts and motives.  He is watching your response to the Bible; to instruction; to law, to authority; to good, and to evil.  God is watching to see if you appreciate what He has done, and will obey His commandments.  God is watching to see how you respond to His love in sending Christ to die for your sins and show you the path to eternal life.  God is testing your pride and humility, and the Bible states emphatically that “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” I Peter 5:5; I Corinthians 4:5 
    It should greatly sober us to read that God’s judgment is completely without partiality, but based solely on our daily choices, actions, thoughts, words, attitudes, motives, etc. --and God keeps perfect records. Romans 2:1-16 
    Ultimately, God is looking for people who love righteousness and hate iniquity.  This is what pleased God in the life of Jesus Christ -- “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” Hebrews 1:8-9;  1 John 2:3-4 
    The people that God will take to Heaven, are those who loved righteousness (obedience to God), and hated iniquity (disobedience to God).  Can you blame Him?   
     Jesus once said, “I do always those things that please my Father”  Due to Christ’s faithful obedience, God has made Him the judge of all people, as well as the standard by which all will be judged on Judgment Day.  Jesus not only understands the hardships of life that we face; but he also understands what we can be if we are willing to learn, and want to obey.  He is willing to forgive us and help us pass God’s test — that is why He came and gave His life.  If you sincerely pray for His help, and diligently obey His teaching, you are sure to pass.  John 8:51; 14:21; Hebrews 4:15-16 
    If we pass God’s test, we are invited to eternal life in God’s kingdom; but, if we fail, we face damnation for rejecting God’s authority over us and His loving plan to save us. Rev. 21:7-8; 22:14 
    All who pass God’s test and thus are accepted into God’s kingdom will have many things in common.  Without these things in your life, you will not pass the test and be saved.  All whom Christ will save in the end will have the following on their life record:   
1.      They all repented of their sin and rebellion against God’s Laws, submitted to Christ as their Lord and Savior, and lived to serve the LORD. Acts 20:21 
2.      They all loved God’s Word, the Bible, and obeyed it in every area to the best of their understanding. 1 John 1:7 
3.      They all had to suffer loss in this world to be faithful to God’s Word and gain eternal life in the next world.  Jesus said clearly: “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:34-38;  2 Timothy 2:11,12 
4.      They were not ashamed to follow Christ and obey His Words in this adulterous and sinful generation. Rev. 12:11 
What must you change to pass the test?  Do it NOW! 
We desire to help you pass the test of life: 
Living Faith Christian Fellowship 
Brookfield, MO