Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But in this way will you be put to the test: by the life of Pharaoh, you will not go away from this place till your youngest brother comes here.
And they put a meal ready for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians who were with him by themselves; because the Egyptians may not take food with the Hebrews, for that would make them unclean.
And keep in mind the way by which the Lord your God has taken you through the waste land these forty years, so that he might make low your pride and put you to the test, to see what was in your heart and if you would keep his orders or not.
Then give no attention to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God is testing you, to see if all the love of your heart and soul is given to him.
See, I send you out as sheep among wolves. Be then as wise as snakes, and as gentle as doves.
2 Corinthians 8:8
I am not giving you an order, but using the ready mind of others as a test of the quality of your love.