Which Biblical Trial Is Most Relatable to Your Life?

By: Steven Miller
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
Which Biblical Trial Is Most Relatable to Your Life?
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About This Quiz

Believers in God have been subjected to all sorts of trials and tribulations in their lives over the years. From this observation, one thing is clear; following your true calling is never easy, but it is sure to be filled with plenty of miracles and moments of awe and wonder along the way.

Are you someone who has suffered "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" to an extreme? If it feels like it's just one horrible tragedy after another for you, perhaps you truly are "God's Favorite." Maybe your faith is being tested in the fires of suffering, and all the difficult circumstances are providing the greatest opportunity for you to shine in the eyes of divinity. If all this sounds familiar to you, it's likely that Job is your most relatable trial.

On the other hand, perhaps you've been called to do some things that call into question your whole ethical and moral code. If the path you are on has taken you to a place of questioning God's will, you might relate to Abraham being asked by God to sacrifice his son, Isaac. If you also find it hard to find ten righteous people in a neighboring town, it seems like we might be heading in the right direction.

There's a forecast of rain for 40 days and 40 nights. Do you think we should build a boat?

How much suffering have you endured in your life?
It's really just been one thing after another.
I've had to deal with some minor stuff.
There have definitely been some trying moments.
I have to admit that I've been very blessed in my life.

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How close is your relationship to God?
We have moments where we're not getting along, but it's generally very strong.
I have moments of extreme doubt, but I still hang in there.
I'm learning to listen more closely to divine guidance.
I have a very close and loving relationship with the divine.

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Have you had to deal with any traumatic deaths in the family?
I've been to some funerals, but it was almost all people dying of old age.
There have been plenty of close calls, but no traumatic deaths.
I have had a number of people who were very close to me that died suddenly.
There was one that was particularly hard for me.

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How regularly do you pray?
I pray almost all day long.
I pray a few times a day, at least.
I generally only pray when things are difficult.
I usually only pray during services.

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How big of a support network do you have around you?
I have a fairly strong network of friends and family.
I have my family, and that's all I really need.
I have a huge support network, although sometimes they do drive me crazy.
I'm pretty much all alone.

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Have you ever lost a lot of money?
I never really had a lot of money, to be honest.
Yeah, I used to be very wealthy, but it's mostly all gone now.
I've gone through financial ups and downs, but I've never lost a lot at one time.
I've made some investments that other people thought were foolish, but they paid off well.

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How is your overall health?
My health is failing rapidly.
I am in very good shape.
I get sick once in a while, but nothing too dramatic.
I'm doing alright for my age.

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Of the following, which book of the Bible do you relate most strongly to?
Exodus.
Ecclesiastes.
Genesis.
Job.

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Have you ever heard the "voice of God"?
Yep, and the message was loud and clear.
I definitely feel like I am guided by a higher power in my life.
No, things have been a lot more subtle for me.
I might not go that far, but I have had some pretty incredible miracles happen.

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Do you enjoy spending time on a boat?
I'm not really a big fan of being on a boat. It seems like a lot could go wrong.
I enjoy it once in a while.
I would much rather have my feet on dry land.
I love being out on the water.

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How good are your navigational skills?
I'm pretty good with a map.
I can always figure out how to get where I want to go.
I prefer if someone else just tells me where to go.
I tend to get lost, but I just make it a fun adventure.

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How are you with animals?
I'm not a pet person.
I don't have very good luck with animals.
I can do a dog or a cat, but that's about it.
I'm very good with all different kinds of animals.

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Which natural disaster best matches the most difficult moments of your life?
A plague.
A flood.
A tornado.
A fire.

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Which description best matches how your neighbors would describe you?
My neighbors would say that I'm a little moody, but has the kind of faith that can move mountains.
There's something not quite right going on over there.
My neighbors would say that I'm nice but weird.
My neighbors would say that I'm a good person.

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How long is a cubit?
It's basically from the tip of your middle finger to the elbow.
I think it's pretty close to a yard.
I don't know. I would guess it would be somewhere around a foot.
It's about two feet or so.

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Does it ever seem like God might be messing with you?
I get that sense all the time.
I have definitely felt like that at times.
It can all feel very mysterious at times, but I wouldn't say that God is messing with me.
No, that's not an experience I've had.

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How much have you been willing to sacrifice for God?
I've been willing to give up all that is dear to me.
Well, I've definitely looked like a fool at times in doing God's work.
I frequently push myself to go outside my comfort zone for God.
I'd be willing to give my own life.

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How big is your family?
My family is huge.
I'm all alone now.
I have a small family.
It's big and getting bigger by the day.

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Have you ever been to a place where there wasn't even ten righteous people in the town?
No, I don't think I've been to a place like that.
Honestly, that's the case with every place I go.
Sadly, I have. It was so awful.
I suppose it's possible, but it's not for me to judge like that.

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Do you have any children?
No, I don't.
I do, and they mean the world to me.
I have a very big family.
Yes, but they have passed on.

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How much drama and trauma has there been in your family?
It's been pretty relaxed and enjoyable in my immediate family. Outside the family, now that's another story.
We have had to overcome a few traumatic events.
We've had to deal with a lot.
My immediate family has been fairly stable, but there has been some drama with relatives, for sure.

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Have you ever considered taking a vow of celibacy?
I've been considering it lately.
I thought about it a long time ago, but I didn't do it.
I have taken one.
No, that's not appealing to me at all.

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How strong are your public speaking skills?
I shine bright when the spotlight is on me.
I generally just talk in front of small groups, which I do alright with.
My public speaking skills are pretty weak, but I muddle through the best I can.
I don't really do any public speaking.

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Which description best matches your overall temperament?
Moody.
Low-key.
Energetic.
Hard-working.

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How central are the Ten Commandments to your spiritual life?
I definitely follow them, but it's not something I think about a lot.
I just focus on The Golden Rule. "Do unto others as you'd have done unto you."
I do pretty well with them. At the very least, I always try my best.
That is the foundation of everything I do.

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Have you ever experienced a vision from God?
Yes, and it totally freaked me out.
I wouldn't exactly call it a vision, but I have had some strong guidance that showed up in my dreams.
It wasn't anything spectacular, but yes, I have.
No, I've never had anything like that happen to me.

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Are you strict or more laid-back?
I tend to be pretty chill, but I'll get fired up in an emergency if I need to.
I tend to be strict until I know the other person respects the rules.
I'm about as easy-going as you're going to find.
I am very strict with the rules.

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Which biblical location would you rather visit?
Uz.
Moriah.
Egypt.
Jerusalem.

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Which description best matches your love life?
My love life is wonderful.
My love life is stable.
My love life is nonexistent.
My love life is tragic.

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How regularly do you read the Bible?
I consult the Bible for advice when I'm struggling.
I read it multiple times each day.
I usually only hear passages from the Bible at religious services.
I hardly ever read it.

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