It was at Morah that the Lord laid before them the following conditions to test their faithfulness to him. (Exodus 15:25bNLT)
As a school teacher, I periodically gave tests to my students. Did they master the material given, and could they apply the principles learned? The tests were designed to help them achieve these goals. Tests are a necessary part of life.
Every believer faces similar tests for the same reasons. James tells us, "Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials" (1:2 NASB). The trials James talks about are tests. Did you notice that he doesn't say "if," but rather "when"? We all have them. You can count on it. The question is, "Are you prepared for the tests to come?"
You can be sure of one thing. God wants you to pass the tests, and he'll be there to help you get the right answers.