My dad used to say that everything in life was a test. God just wanted to see how we would respond. I don’t believe that “everything” is a test, but as I study the Bible I find that God tests us in many different ways. Mostly, God tests us to make us better, not to make us fail. In Deuteronomy chapter 13, Verse 3 tells us that God tests us “to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” He tests our commitment to Him.

The test is regarding God’s Word versus some prophet or dreamer or soothsayer or fortune teller. Do these psychics take your focus off of God and His Word? Will you trade the solid nourishment of God’s instructions for some fanciful prediction, astrological forecast, fortune cookie, palm reading, crystal power, or other extra-biblical concept?

I am always surprised at how many Christians get wrapped up with new age ideas at the expense of their bible reading.They can spend hours in forecasts, etc, but never open God’s Word. Truly, it is indeed a test of what one really loves. Do we love the Lord our God with all our hearts and with all our souls, or do we give him lip service as we focus our attention on the exciting paranormal things at the expense of the solid truth of Scripture?