In ancient times, God tested His people’s love for Him. It is recorded in Deut. 13:3 “The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.“
It is a pretty typical human response to feel threatened by this, unless of course we are actually passionately in love with our God!
What if the only way to avoid sin and deception is to be deeply in love with Jesus? In reality it still is… It is only deep and real love for Jesus that will draw His people together and send us out to usher in His kingdom.
John 17:23, “So, allow Him to test us today and may it drive us closer in to His embrace.”