How the Hall of Faith Encourages us To Test God

Let’s Recap

How Shall Testing God Begin?

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who approaches Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6 — Berean Study Bible)

Those Who Have Tested God and Found Him Faithful

Why Noah Built a Big Boat

Do not test the LORD your God as you tested Him at Massah. ( Berean Study Bible)

For Christ is the end of the law, to bring righteousness to everyone who believes. ( Berean Study Bible)

Abraham, the Father of Faith

By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your only son, I will surely bless you, and I will multiply your descendants like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will possess the gates of their enemies. And through your offspring all nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice. (Genesis 22:16–18 — Berean Study Bible)

I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and all the families of the earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:2–3 — Berean Study Bible)

Job and His Proverbial Patience

“Son of man, if a land sins against Me by acting unfaithfully, and I stretch out My hand against it to cut off its supply of bread, to send famine upon it, and to cut off from it both man and beast, then even if these three men-Noah, Daniel, and Job-were in it, their righteousness could deliver only themselves, declares the Lord GOD. ( Berean Study Bible)

Or if I send a plague into that land and pour out My wrath upon it through bloodshed, cutting off from it both man and beast, then as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, they could deliver neither son nor daughter. Their righteousness could save only themselves. (Ezekiel 14: 19–20 — Berean Study Bible)

See how blessed we consider those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen the outcome from the Lord. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

How Did Job Test God’s Faithfulness?

Testing God Is An Act of Faith

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

And when you do ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may squander it on your pleasures.

Where Do We Go From Here?

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