Being tested is something no one looks forward to. So why does God allow it? What is His purpose? Scripture is clear that God’s people will face trials and tribulation while living in this world.
“What is man, that You should exalt him, that You should set Your heart on him, that You should visit him every morning, and test him every moment?” Job 7:17-18
First, let’s define the word. As a noun a “test” is a procedure intended to establish the quality or reliability of something, especially before it is taken into widespread use. As a verb the dictionary gives an interesting definition of the word: to ascertain the worth of a person . . . by subjection to certain examinations.
In the natural realm, I learned during 50 years in the field of aviation, that testing is a daily occurrence. There is constant testing of pilots, equipment and personnel.
Testing not only reveals our value and reliability, but also offers us the opportunity to learn endurance which will equip us to face the last days victoriously. Jesus said, “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” Matthew 24:13
In the spiritual realm, it is common for God to use testing to strengthen and prepare His children for bearing greater fruit as well as developing patience and endurance.
God loves you and does not test you because He is angry with you or wants to put you down. On the contrary, testing is a mark of God’s favor. He tests us because He wants to establish our value. Remember Paul’s words to the Philippians, “Don’t worry about anything. Instead, pray about everything….”
Discover from the Bible, the PURPOSE OF GOD’S TESTING by watching the video “Purpose of God’s Test.” Click the image above to watch.
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