"I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds. Jeremiah 17:10 NASB
Does God test our minds? Does God test our faith? The prophet Jeremiah says yes, God does. The story of Job might also confirm this assumption. The author of James states, "When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;" (James 1:13). But that's temptation, not testing. I can handle temptations. I can handle failing with succumbing or overcoming them. Testing, however, fills me with fear, anxiety, and all sorts of bad stuff I've tried to shake. So why God do you test me?
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”