The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ


In our story of Moses, God reveals that He is about to test the Hebrews. God knows what the Hebrews will do because He is all knowing, but God wants to reveal to them what is in their hearts.

Exodus 16:Then the Lord said to Moses, “Look, I’m going to rain down food from heaven for you. Each day the people can go out and pick up as much food as they need for that day. I will test them in this to see whether or not they will follow my instructions. On the sixth day they will gather food, and when they prepare it, there will be twice as much as usual.” [1]

Exodus 16:19 Then Moses told them, “Do not keep any of it until morning.” 20 But some of them didn’t listen and kept some of it until morning. But by then it was full of maggots and had a terrible smell. Moses was very angry with them. [2]

Here are just four Bible verses about how God tests humans:

Psalm 11:5 – The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence. [3]

Proverbs 17:3 – Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the Lord tests the heart. [4]

Isaiah 48:10 – I have refined you, but not as silver is refined. Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering. [5]

James 1:3 – For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. [6]

As we look at these verses the Lord tests us to purify and refine us so our faith can grow. As one man said, “God wants more for us than we want for ourselves.” God continues to test and mold us into the type of people He wants us to be. We are better off for this testing in both this world and the next. Give thanks to the Lord that He does test us so we can fulfill the plans He has for us.

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[1-6] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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