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#1

Anyone know a Bible pasage that suggests that God tests us, and that we are better for it? :confused:


#2

If anyone could help i would be very grateful :wink:


#3

1 Cor 10:13 “No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.”

This tells me two things. 1) trial (or evil) does not come from God, but is allowed by Him. 2) He provides us with the strength to overcome the trial

Not quite what you were looking for, but I think it’s close.


#4

[quote=Achatius]Anyone know a Bible pasage that suggests that God tests us, and that we are better for it? :confused:
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I don’t have time right now to copy & paste, you should know the ones that apply.

drbo.org/cgi-bin/s?q=gold+in+a+fire&b=drb&t=0


#5

Peace be with you!

Wisdom 3:5-6 - “Their sufferings were minor compared with the blessings they will receive. God has tested them, like gold in a furnace, and found them worthy of him. He has accepted them, just as he accepts the sacrifices which his worshipers burn on the altar.”

1 Peter 1:6-8 - “Be glad about this, even though it may now be necessary for you to be sad for a while because of the many kinds of trials you suffer. Their purpose is to prove that your faith is genuine. Even gold, which can be destroyed, is tested by fire; and so your faith, which is much more precious than gold, must also be tested, so that it may endure. Then you will receive praise and glory and honor on the Day when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

In Christ,
Rand


#6

[quote=Achatius]Anyone know a Bible pasage that suggests that God tests us, and that we are better for it? :confused:
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I think this is the one your looking for…James chapter 1 verses 2-4
"My brothers, you will always have your trials but, when they come, try to treat them as a happy privilege. You understand that your faith is only put to the test to make you patient, but patience too is to have it’s pratical results, so that you will become fully-developed, complete, with nothing missing. (The Jerusalem Bible)


#7

1 THESSALONIANS 2:4
4 . . . even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who
tests our hearts.

God doesn’t test you to hurt you, but so you can experience
victory. He walks in faith and believes you will win every
test. He is like a proud parent who tells their child to “Go
out there and show them what you can do,” expecting them to
win.

In all schooling there is testing to determine whether the
material taught has been mastered.

Testing is necessary and even beneficial for the one being
tested. You may think you’re ready to graduate – but testing
confronts you with reality.

Testing lets you know how you’re doing. If you’re not doing so
well, turn to God, asking for His help. Spend more time in
God’s Word and in prayer.

Remember that God’s tests are different than the temptations of the devil. God’s test is whether you will act on His Word.

God never tempts you to do wrong! He never uses evil to test
you (James 1:13). God just allows you to overcome evil by
acting on His Word – which is more than enough to put you
over.

PSALM 105:19
19 Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the
Lord tested him.

You should always stand in faith, resisting the devil. God’s
Word always works – but not always instantly. From when you
take your stand on God’s Word to when the answer manifests,
constitutes the test.

Remember, God is for you – He’s on your side. He sent His
Word, His Holy Spirit, His angels, and His ministers to help
you.


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