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Why does God allow tests in life?


1 “Carefully follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase, and may enter and take possession of the land the Lord swore to your fathers.

  • THE INSTRUCTION IS GIVEN >>> GOD’S WORD IS IMPORTANT & MUST BE APPLIED TO LIFE

2 Remember that the Lord your God led you on the entire journey these forty years in the wilderness, so that he might humble you and test you to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.

  • GOD USES TESTS TO HELP US.


3 He humbled you by letting you go hungry; then he gave you manna to eat, which you and your fathers had not known, so that you might learn that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

 

  • GOD USES TESTS TO BUILD US.

    • (James 1:2–5, CSB) “Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God—who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly—and it will be given to him.”


4 Your clothing did not wear out, and your feet did not swell these forty years.

  • GOD USES TESTS TO SHOW US that He Provides!

    • (1 Peter 5:6–7, CSB) “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your cares on him, because he cares about you.”


5 Keep in mind that the Lord your God has been disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.

 

  • GOD USES THE TESTS TO GUIDE US