Proving, Through Testing
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"It will come about in all the land," Declares the LORD, "That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; But the third will be left in it.
For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined.
"I have made you an assayer and a tester among My people, That you may know and assay their way."
Then he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.
"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.
in order to test Israel by them, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk in it as their fathers did, or not."
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;
"Since I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.
"If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
Therefore Jesus, lifting up His eyes and seeing that a large crowd was coming to Him, said to Philip, "Where are we to buy bread, so that these may eat?"
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
And in their heart they put God to the test By asking food according to their desire.
Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by stages from the wilderness of Sin, according to the command of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.
"Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice,
How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness And grieved Him in the desert!
They quickly forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel,
Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, "TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE,
For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand Today, if you would hear His voice,
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.
Then the LORD spoke again to Ahaz, saying,
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test?
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.