Basic training infiltration course. I missed it, I was on KP at the time.
I went on to learn other courses, supply clerk, weapons.
Everything, I was tested on.
MY SCHOOL YEARS
I didn’t like school very much. Other kids seem to be able to remember
things, like facts and figures, I couldn’t so I dreaded tests. Others enjoyed
TESTS ALL OVER DALLAS
At any one time there are thousands of tests going on, in almost any
subject. Many people are probably dreading them.
IMPORTANT JOB TESTS.
Would you like to fly with a airline pilot who never passed his tests?
Would you want a surgeon to operate who never passed his test?
PASSING TAKES WORK
Some kids just hope for the best. These are the ones who sweat the most.
There are gambling machines all over Dallas. Some like to take a risk.
LONG SHORT TESTS
Everybody likes the short multiple choice tests.
If its long you just have to plow through it.
Enoch walked, God took him, a shortcut? Enoch lives 300 yrs.
We must all pass God’s “Test of Life“.
No one knows how long his test will be.
AT THE LAST MINUTE
A young man went to work here one day not knowing it was his last day.
He was killed when part of a wall fell on him.
How many students have said. ”I’ll catch up later”
I’ll just wait and repent at the last minute.
Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap.
Galatians 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap
corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life
STORY “The flowers”
A lady had a neighbor who had been so kind to her. She decided to buy
the neighbor some nice flowers. She brought them home and set them on
the table. She looked at them and said “How pretty“, I’ll just leave them on
the table for awhile. A week later she thought “Oh I had better give these
to the neighbor“. They were starting to wilt and didn’t look so good by
now. How do you think the neighbor felt?
People do this to God.
I’ll give God my life, but not right now.
HEARTS GET HARDER
People many times feel God drawing them, but as time goes on the feeling
is weaker until they don’t feel any need for God.
I wander how many in nursing homes felt God’s call over and over through
out their lives and rejected it.
TEACHERS THAT WANT TO HELP
There are some who will give extra help so a student will pass.
God wants everyone to pass, no one to fail.
God has done so very much already for us so we can pass.
God is willing to work with us every step of the way.
Peter II 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men
count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any
should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
GOD WANTS OUR HEART
Why do we serve Him? How do I feel in my heart?
TESTS FOR MIND AND SKILL
You must take a written test and a driving test.
God wants us to not only know the word, but live it.
A man named Job was doing so well that God bragged on him. He lost
everything, processions, friends, family. Even Job as good as he was had
to be tested.
On a tombstone is two dates with a dash in between. The thing that is
important is how do we live our “dash”.
HOW IMPORTANT TO PASS?
We are careful to lock our homes and car. We wouldn’t dream of leaving
our keys in the car. If we care about these things that someday we won’t
have, how important are spiritual things we’ll have forever.
SELLING THE SOUL
How much would you sell your soul for?
Every day we are selling out for this life with wrong choices.
Everyday we chose paths toward God or away from Him.
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that
thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven:
and come and follow me.
Matthew 19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away
sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
CAN’T SERVE GOD AND THE WORLD
We can’t serve two masters that are telling us opposite things, we must
We will all stand before God’s throne and receive our test scores.
The schools give SAT tests. These compare us with every other student
in the US.
God will compare some people with others.
Luke 11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the
men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost
parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater
than Solomon is here.
Luke 11:32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this
generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of
Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
WHERE ARE YOU IN GODS PLAN TODAY?
Have you started out living for God?
Have you never made a start?
Have you lived many years for God?
WHAT DO I WANT OUT OF LIFE?
Do I want lots of money.
Do I want to be popular
Do I want to do great works.
I WANT TO HEAR FOR MY TEST SCORE “WELL DONE”
By Herb Witmyer