Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
May the evil deeds of the wicked come to an end! But make the innocent secure, O righteous God, you who examine inner thoughts and motives!
You have scrutinized my inner motives; you have examined me during the night. You have carefully evaluated me, but you find no sin. I am determined I will say nothing sinful.
Examine me, O Lord, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!
For the music director, a psalm of David. O Lord, you examine me and know.
Some time after these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am!" Abraham replied.
Then I will bring the remaining third into the fire; I will refine them like silver is refined and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name and I will answer; I will say, 'These are my people,' and they will say, 'The Lord is my God.'"
He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver and will cleanse the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer the Lord a proper offering.
Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love him.
1 Peter 1:7
Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold -- gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away -- and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 4:12
Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you.
Certainly you are not a God who approves of evil; evil people cannot dwell with you.
Yes, the wicked man boasts because he gets what he wants; the one who robs others curses and rejects the Lord.
You prevail over all your enemies; your power is too great for those who hate you.
There are six things that the Lord hates, even seven things that are an abomination to him:
The people I call my own have turned on me like a lion in the forest. They have roared defiantly at me. So I will treat them as though I hate them.
Next I eradicated the three shepherds in one month, for I ran out of patience with them and, indeed, they detested me as well.