Does God Test Us?

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When we inquire as to why God tests us or enables us to be tried, we are conceding that testing does surely originate from Him. At the point when God tests His youngsters, He completes a profitable thing. David looked for God’s trying, requesting that he inspect his heart and brain and see that they were consistent with Him (Psalm 26:2; 139:23). At the point when Abram was tried by God in the matter of relinquishing Isaac, Abram complied (Hebrews 11:17– 19) and appeared to all the world that he is the dad of confidence (Romans 4:16).

In both the Old and New Testaments, the words deciphered “test” signify “to demonstrate by preliminary.” Therefore, when God tests His kids, His motivation is to demonstrate that our confidence is genuine. Not that God needs to demonstrate it to Himself since He knows all things, however, He is demonstrating to us that our confidence is genuine, that we are really His youngsters, and that no preliminary will defeat our confidence.

In His Parable of the Sower, Jesus recognizes the ones who fall away as the individuals who get the seed of God’s Word with happiness, in any case, when a period of testing tags along, they fall away. James says that the testing of our confidence creates steadiness, which prompts development in our stroll with God (James 1:3– 4). James proceeds to state that testing is a gift, since, when the testing is finished and we have “stood the test,” we will “get the crown of life, which God has guaranteed to the individuals who adore him” (James 1:12). Testing originates from our brilliant Father who works everything together for use for the individuals who adore Him and who are called to be the offspring of God (Romans 8:28).

The testing or preliminaries we experience come in different ways. Turning into a Christian will regularly expect us to move out of our usual ranges of familiarity and into the obscure. Tirelessness in testing results in otherworldly development and fulfillment. This is the reason James expressed, “Think of it as unadulterated euphoria, my siblings, at whatever point you confront preliminaries of numerous sorts” (James 1:2). The testing of confidence can come in little ways and day by day aggravations; they may likewise be serious burdens (Isaiah 48:10) and assaults from Satan (Job 2:7). Whatever the wellspring of the testing, it is to our advantage to experience the preliminaries that God permits.

The record of Job is an ideal case of God’s enabling one of His holy people to be tried by the fallen angel. Occupation bore every one of his preliminaries calmly and “did not sin by accusing God of bad behavior” (Job 1:22). Be that as it may, the record of Job’s trying is evidence that Satan’s capacity to attempt us is constrained by God’s sovereign control. No evil spirit can test or burden us with past what God has appointed. Every one of our preliminaries moves in the direction of God’s ideal reason and our advantage.

There are numerous precedents of the positive aftereffects of being tried. The psalmist compares our testing to being refined like silver (Psalm 66:10). Subside talks about our confidence as “of more noteworthy worth than gold,” and that is the reason we “endure sorrow in a wide range of preliminaries” (1 Peter 1:6– 7). In testing our confidence, God makes us develop into solid supporters who really live by confidence and not by what we see (2 Corinthians 5:7).

When we encounter the tempests of life, we ought to resemble the tree that burrows its foundations always profoundly for a more noteworthy grasp in the earth. We should “burrow our underlying foundations” all the more profoundly into God’s Word and stick to His guarantees so we can climate whatever tempests come against us.

Most ameliorating of all, we realize that God will never enable us to be tried past what we can deal with by His capacity. His elegance is adequate for us, and His capacity is made impeccable in our shortcoming (2 Corinthians 12:9). “That is the reason,” Paul stated, “for the wellbeing of Christ, I savor the experience of shortcomings, an affront, in hardships, in abuses, in troubles. For when I am feeble, at that point I am solid.”

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