Mankind has an awful habit of repeating things that other men say without checking to find out if the things they are repeating are true.
I was reading from Ecclesiastes 3 this morning.
Verse 18 tells of how God will try or test men.
Ecclesiastes 3:17-18 (NIV)
Now in the (KJV)
“ I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.”
I have heard some people say that God will never test someone.
Those people probably do not realize what they are saying . That statement is not true.
We know that the devil is the one who likes to trick and confuse mankind. Men need to know the truth. God will judge all people. All the things that people do on this earth will be examined by God. God knows the intent of the heart.
Have you ever tasted something to see if you like it? I believe God is watching things that are said and done by men and women while they live on this earth.
God will judge people according to the things they say and do.
It is possible that men are often confusing the word tested with the word tempted.
People are tempted to do wrong by the evil desires that are within them.
People are purified, refined, and tried by God. God tries/triest the heart.
God’s Word does say that men will be tried. It is understood that this type of trial is a test. To prove, to try, and to examine are some of the words used to describe a Scripture used in the New Testament.
“For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.” , Psalm 66:10 (KJV)
Isn’t it true that things like silver and gold are tested to find out how pure the metal is?
In the book of Daniel we can find these words on the subject:
Daniel 12:10 (KJV), “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”