The Power Test


Lesson 6: The Power Test

March 27, 2022


The POWER Test is the Toughest Test


“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”  Abraham Lincoln


Proverbs27:21 The purity of silver and gold can be tested in a crucible, but a man is tested by his reaction to men’s praise. Living Bible  


Genesis41:41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. New International Version  


Genesis41:43 He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and people shouted before him, “Make way!” Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt. New International Version


Don’t Allow Power to Go to Your Head


Romans12:3 Because of the kindness thatGod has shown me, I ask you not to think of yourselves more highly than you should. Instead, your thoughts should lead you to use good judgment based on what God has given each of you as believers. The Word Translation  


James1:9 A Christian who doesn’t amount to much in this world should be glad, for he is great in the Lord’s sight. Living Bible


James1:10-11 But a rich man should be glad that his riches mean nothing to the Lord, for he will soon be gone, like a flower that has lost its beauty and fades away, withered—killed by the scorching summer sun. So it is with rich men. They will soon die and leave behind all their busy activities. Living Bible


Don’t Allow Power to Go Unchecked


Ephesians5:17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is18 And do not get drunk with wine, in which there is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your hearts to the Lord; New American Standard Bible


Ephesians5:20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to our God and Father; New American Standard Bible


Ephesians5:21 and subject yourselves to one another in the fear of Christ. New American Standard Bible 


Proverbs27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens anotherNew International Version


Don’t Allow Power to Go to Waste


Acts10:38 how God anointed Jesus ofNazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. New International Version


2 Corinthians1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. New Living Translation 


1 Peter 4:10 God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each otherpassing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings. Living Bible