41 Bible Verses about trying
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You who are trying to be declared righteous by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace!
All of them were wanting to scare us, supposing, "Their hands will grow slack from the work, and it won't get done." So now, strengthen my hands!
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.
Then they attempted again to seize him, but he escaped their clutches.
Who is the Lord trying to teach? To whom is he explaining a message? Those just weaned from milk! Those just taken from their mother's breast!
Am I now trying to gain the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ!
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.
(Now Jesus said this to test him, for he knew what he was going to do.)
(Nun) Let us carefully examine our ways, and let us return to the Lord.
because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
So, I find the law that when I want to do good, evil is present with me.
For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I was savagely persecuting the church of God and trying to destroy it.
trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
For we wanted to come to you (I, Paul, in fact tried again and again) but Satan thwarted us.
The one true God acts in a faithful manner; the Lord's promise is reliable; he is a shield to all who take shelter in him.
For you, O God, tested us; you purified us like refined silver.
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.
until the time when his prediction came true. The Lord's word proved him right.
Taste and see that the Lord is good! How blessed is the one who takes shelter in him!
But he knows the pathway that I take; if he tested me, I would come forth like gold.
But if you marry, you have not sinned. And if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face difficult circumstances, and I am trying to spare you such problems.
The Lord's words are absolutely reliable. They are as untainted as silver purified in a furnace on the ground, where it is thoroughly refined.
For I do not do the good I want, but I do the very evil I do not want!
For when you offer blind animals as a sacrifice, is that not wrong? And when you offer the lame and sick, is that not wrong as well? Indeed, try offering them to your governor! Will he be pleased with you or show you favor?" asks the Lord who rules over all.
then I discerned all that God has done: No one really comprehends what happens on earth. Despite all human efforts to discover it, no one can ever grasp it. Even if a wise person claimed that he understood, he would not really comprehend it.
But now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth I heard from God. Abraham did not do this!
They will go into caves in the rocky cliffs and into holes in the ground, trying to escape the dreadful judgment of the Lord and his royal splendor, when he rises up to terrify the earth.
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He had received the promises, yet he was ready to offer up his only son.
(the ransom price for a human life is too high, and people go to their final destiny),
So now why are you putting God to the test by placing on the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear?
Do not wear yourself out to become rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself.
Now Simon, when he saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, offered them money,
Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going out to examine them. Please excuse me.'
When he arrived in Jerusalem, he attempted to associate with the disciples, and they were all afraid of him, because they did not believe that he was a disciple.
Those who want to make a good showing in external matters are trying to force you to be circumcised. They do so only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
He was trying to get a look at Jesus, but being a short man he could not see over the crowd.
Then they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out from the temple area.
These things I have written to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
And that you visit them every morning, and try them every moment?
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.