25 Bible Verses about God Testing People
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Remember the whole way by which he has brought you these forty years through the desert so that he might, by humbling you, test you to see if you have it within you to keep his commandments or not.
Examine me, O Lord, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!
Examine me, and probe my thoughts! Test me, and know my concerns!
I, the Lord, probe into people's minds. I examine people's hearts. I deal with each person according to how he has behaved. I give them what they deserve based on what they have done.
I know, my God, that you examine thoughts and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you.
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!
but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we declare it, not to please people but God, who examines our hearts.
So I said to the Lord, "O Lord who rules over all, you are a just judge! You examine people's hearts and minds. I want to see you pay them back for what they have done because I trust you to vindicate my cause."
The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; his eyes examine all people.
The Lord approves of the godly, but he hates the wicked and those who love to do violence.
I also thought to myself, "It is for the sake of people, so God can clearly show them that they are like animals.
For you, O God, tested us; you purified us like refined silver.
The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the Lord tests hearts.
"What is mankind that you make so much of them, and that you pay attention to them?
Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have purified you in the furnace of misery.
Therefore the Lord who rules over all says, "I will now purify them in the fires of affliction and test them. The wickedness of my dear people has left me no choice. What else can I do?
Would it turn out well if he would examine you? Or as one deceives a man would you deceive him?
But you, Lord, know all about me. You watch me and test my devotion to you. Drag these wicked men away like sheep to be slaughtered! Appoint a time when they will be killed!
But he knows the pathway that I take; if he tested me, I would come forth like gold.
"'For testing will come, and what will happen when the scepter, which the sword despises, is no more? declares the sovereign Lord.'
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.'"
each builder's work will be plainly seen, for the Day will make it clear, because it will be revealed by fire. And the fire will test what kind of work each has done.
because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
O Lord who rules over all, you test and prove the righteous. You see into people's hearts and minds. Pay them back for what they have done because I trust you to vindicate my cause.
- Afflictions, Benefits Of
- Faith, Testing Of
- God And The Heart
- God Knowing the Human Heart
- God, All knowing
- God, As Judge
- Imagination, Inward Desires
- Proving, Through Testing