Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast refined me and hast found no iniquity; that which I thought did not pass through my mouth.
However, because of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that had happened in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, Ask what you wish that I shall give thee.
The LORD tries the righteous, but the wicked and he that loves violence his soul hates.
Let wickedness consume the wicked; but establish the just: for the righteous God is he who tries the hearts and kidneys.
Spiritual » Tests divine methods used for testing believers » Thirst
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water;
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; when shall I come and appear before God?
I have longed for thy saving health, O LORD, and thy law is my delight.
I stretched forth my hands unto thee; my soul thirsted after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
Behold, the days come, said the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine to the earth, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
And thou shalt remember all the way by which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness to afflict thee and to prove thee to know what was in thine heart, whether thou would keep his commandments, or not.
thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God proves you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Then Moses said unto the people, Fear not, for God is come to prove you and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
And it came to pass after these things that God proved Abraham and said unto him, Abraham; and he said, Behold, here I am.
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
Then Jesus lifted up his eyes and saw a great company come unto him; he said unto Philip, From where shall we buy bread that these may eat? But he said this to prove him, for he knew what he would do.
And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely, who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison and made their feet fast in the stocks.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse trials, knowing that the proving of your faith works patience,