Morning RAM. I agree it was a test--but not for THEM -- FOR US! To see if we can 'rightly divide' the Word, as God divided the Bloody Sea, the Jordan, and the River of Life, by giving us precepts to learn by.
I appreciate this forum and the opportunity to share scripture truth that isn't regularly taught in churches.
Like the cantankerous Pharaoh in Egypt -- if he'd just said "Get lost, you Hebrews", we'd never have had the marvelous precept of the Passover Lamb.
Hope you're well again after that flu-bug.
Dux allows: "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out the matter". Pr25:2