TESTS, SPIRITUAL - Thompson Chain Reference Topic

TESTS, SPIRITUAL
  (A) DIVINE METHODS used for testing believers
By Demanding Great Sacrifices
Genesis 22:1; Exodus 20:20
By Leading Men in a Difficult Way
Deuteronomy 8:2; Deuteronomy 13:3
By Giving Opportunities for Choice
1 Kings 3:5; 2 Chronicles 32:31; Psalms 7:9; Psalms 11:5; Psalms 17:3
By Proposing Hard Tasks
John 6:5; John 6:6; John 11:6
By Permitting Men to Suffer when in the Pathway of Duty
(Paul and Silas)
Acts 16:23; Acts 16:24
By Permitting Temptation
James 1:2; James 1:3
--SEE Life Tested, LIFE
Chastisement, AFFLICTIONS
(B) DIVINE DELAYS, try men's courage and patience
Psalms 13:1; Psalms 40:17; Psalms 69:3; Psalms 119:82; John 11:6; John 11:21; James 5:7; 2 Peter 3:9
--SEE Trial Prolonged, AFFLICTIONS
Waiting for God, PATIENCE
(C) FAITH TESTED, examples of
Genesis 22:2
By a strange plan of campaign
Joshua 6:3
By reducing a general's army
Judges 7:7
By requiring dependence upon a poor widow
1 Kings 17:9
By demanding the last morsel of bread
1 Kings 17:13
By requiring, what appeared to be, useless work
9:28; Mark 7:27; Hebrews 11:8; Hebrews 11:17; Hebrews 11:36; James 1:3; 1 Peter 1:7
--SEE Life Tested, LIFE
Chastisement, AFFLICTIONS

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