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  • Writer's pictureJonathan George

There Will Be a Test

Kids Bible Devotional for April 30, 2024


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Focus Verse

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments. (KJV)


Jump Start

“Okay, class. Take out a sheet of paper. We’re having a pop quiz.”

I don’t know about you, but two of the most dreaded words a teacher could say were “pop quiz.” I barely remembered what I ate for breakfast when I was a student, much less could recall anything she said from the day before.

Unfortunately, life can throw us some pop quizzes that really test our faith in God. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble.” We don’t know when we will be tested, but we need to be ready when we are.

But how? By grounding ourselves in the Word of God. When we read and study God’s Word, we are better prepared to stand surefooted in His many promises, even when everything around us seems to have gone topsy-turvy. Thank God that even life’s tests are open book. This means that we can turn to the Bible for encouragement 24/7, day or night.


Today's Devotion

“What are the two main methods of cell replication?” Tonya’s mother asked.

Tonya sat across from her mother at the kitchen table. A pained expression filled her face. “Mitosis and….uh…halitosis?” Tonya drew out that last word with uncertainty.

“Meiosis,” her mother corrected. “Halitosis is bad breath.”

Tonya rolled her eyes. “Ugh! Why do we have to learn this stuff anyway? Like I’m going to go around replicating cells – whatever that means – when I’m a U. S. Senator.”

“Sweetie, let’s worry about you passing tomorrow’s Science test first, okay?”

“Okay,” Tonya whined.

“Listen, sweetie. You may be right. You may never use this stuff in real life. But then you might. Who knows?” Mom grabbed her Bible off the table. “This, on the other hand, you will use no matter what you do. One day God will give you tests, and you better have studied this ‘Book’ to know how to respond.”

“Mom, you’re so weird,” Tonya said, giggling.

“I’m serious. Do you think my life has always been easy? No. I’ve had to learn a few things, and sometimes they were even less fun than studying for this Science test.”

“Well, I wouldn’t call this fun,” Tonya said.

“You know what I mean.”

“I think I do.” Tonya breathed deeply. “I better know what God says in the Bible. If God’s tests are anything like my Science tests, I better study and be ready.”

“The wonderful thing about God’s word, Tonya, is that it has never failed, and it will always there whenever you need it. Hide it in your heart and it will always be with you wherever you go.”


Wrap Up

Tonya’s mother alluded to a very well-known verse in Scripture. Psalms 119:11, “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” In this context, God’s word can become so ingrained in us that we stay true to God’s plan, and in our faith in Him.

It’s important to learn many different subjects in your education. This way you are better prepared to decide what you will be in life. It’s even more important to know God’s Word because trials and temptations will come, and you need God’s voice guiding you through them.










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