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A test is a process through which something is revealed, and God tests each of us every single day. A test by God may reveal your faith in God or your lack of faith in God.
A test by God may reveal your faith in God or your lack of faith in God.
Today we are reading from Genesis 22, when God tests Abraham:
Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”
So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. Genesis 22:1-3
Abraham does not question God nor does he delay. He rises early the next day and goes out, just as the Lord instructed. You can measure your faith every day: how long does it take you to do what God asks you to do? If you act immediately, this reveals that you trust God, but if you drag your feet or question Him for a while, maybe your faith is lacking.
When God tests you, watch for these three things:
1. Your test will be consistent with Jesus’ test. Genesis 22:1-5
You will never be tested in any way that Jesus was not also tested.
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15
Jesus was born a human with human needs and human emotions. He experienced temptation, pain, and betrayal. So when you find yourself thinking that God doesn’t understand, remember that He has been there. He does understand! He even understands how Abraham felt when he was instructed to give up his only son, for God chose to give u ...
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