There are moments when God tests us with the very provision He’s given.
Take Abraham for example in Genesis 22. God told Abraham to take his son, his only son, to Mt. Moriah and sacrifice him up there.
Tests are necessary. We don’t like it. Some actually hate it. But we need it. It shows what’s really inside.
You want doctors tested and take their board exams. You want cars tested for safety. You want computers tested so they work well.
Tests are there to bring to surface what’s really inside. For a medical student, the test shows what’s inside their brain.
Tests are not punishments but preparations.
They prepare us for future promotion. Grade 2 students take their final exams to get promoted to Grade 3.
For many of us, God tests to bring promotion – because He DOES have something HUGE in store for the future.
God tested Abraham with the very provision given. The very thing that was promised was now the very thing being taken away? It didn’t make sense. However, at the end, it all did.
When God tests us with the very provision He’s given, He wants to see if…
We’re so focused on the provision that we miss the Provider.
Or we seek His hand rather than His face.
or we pursue the blessing rather than the Blesser.
Tests bring up what’s really in there.
After everything, God’s verdict “NOW I KNOW… that you fear God…”
“NOW I KNOW…”
When God looks inside our hearts, what will He find out?