You who are trying to be justified by the law are alienated from Christ; you have fallen from grace.
For they were all trying to intimidate us, saying, “They will become discouraged in the work, and it will never be finished.”But now, my God, strengthen me.
1 Corinthians 3:13
each one’s work will become obvious, for the day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire; the fire will test the quality of each one’s work.
Then they were trying again to seize Him, yet He eluded their grasp.
Who is he trying to teach?
Who is he trying to instruct?
Infants just weaned from milk?
Babies removed from the breast?
For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.
1 John 4:1
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
He asked this to test him, for He Himself knew what He was going to do.
?NunLet us search out and examine our ways,
and turn back to the Lord.
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
So I discover this principle: When I want to do what is good, evil is with me.
For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism: I persecuted God’s church to an extreme degree and tried to destroy it.
1 Thessalonians 2:18
So we wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us.
God—His way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is pure.
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
For You, God, tested us;
You refined us as silver is refined.
You have tested my heart;
You have examined me at night.
You have tried me and found nothing evil;
I have determined that my mouth will not sin.
Until the time his prediction came true,
the word of the Lord tested him.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Yet He knows the way I have taken;
when He has tested me, I will emerge as pure gold.
1 Corinthians 7:28
However, if you do get married, you have not sinned, and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But such people will have trouble in this life, and I am trying to spare you.
The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in an earthen furnace,
purified seven times.
For I do not do the good that I want to do, but I practice the evil that I do not want to do.
“When you present a blind animal for sacrifice, is it not wrong? And when you present a lame or sick animal, is it not wrong? Bring it to your governor! Would he be pleased with you or show you favor?” asks the Lord of Hosts.
I observed all the work of God and concluded that man is unable to discover the work that is done under the sun. Even though a man labors hard to explore it, he cannot find it; even if the wise man claims to know it, he is unable to discover it.
But now you are trying to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do this!
People will go into caves in the rocks
and holes in the ground,
away from the terror of the Lord
and from His majestic splendor,
when He rises to terrify the earth.
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He received the promises and he was offering his unique son,
since the price of redeeming him is too costly,
one should forever stop trying—
Now then, why are you testing God by putting a yoke on the disciples’ necks that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear?
Don’t wear yourself out to get rich;
stop giving your attention to it.
When Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money,
“Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m going to try them out. I ask you to excuse me.’
When he arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to associate with the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, since they did not believe he was a disciple.
Those who want to make a good impression in the flesh are the ones who would compel you to be circumcised—but only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he was not able because of the crowd, since he was a short man.
At that, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple complex.
1 John 2:26
I have written these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
You inspect him every morning,
and put him to the test every moment.
1 Peter 1:7
so that the genuineness of your faith—more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.