Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now these are the nations which the Lord left, to test Israel by them (that is, all who had not experienced any of the wars of Canaan;
Now it came about after these things, that
God tested Abraham, and said to him, “ Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”
You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the Lord your God is
testing you to find out if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
2 Chronicles 32:31
Even in the matter of
the envoys of the rulers of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that had happened in the land, God left him alone only to test him, that He might know all that was in his heart.
“But He knows the way I take;
When He has
tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
When He has
For You have tried us, O God;
refined us as silver is refined.
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
the Lord tests hearts.
“But who can
endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.