The Purpose of Tests


Lesson 1: The Purpose of Test

February 20, 2022


An extensive study in the U.S. by the New England Journal of Medicine found that the most productive age in human life is between 60 to 70 years of age. The 2nd most productive stage of the human life is from 70 to 80 years of age. The 3rd most productive stage is from 50 to 60 years of age.


The average age of NOBEL PRIZE winners is 62 years old. The average age of the presidents of prominent companies in the world is 63 years. The average age of the pastors of the 100 largest churches in the U.S.A. is 71.


God Will Test Us as Life Comes at Us to Determine if He can Promote Us


1 Corinthians 10:1 I don’t want you to forget, dear brothers and sisters, about our ancestors in the wilderness long ago. All of them were guided by a cloud that moved ahead of them, and all of them walked through the sea on dry ground. New Living Translation


1 Corinthians 10:2 In the cloud and in the sea, all of them were baptized as followers of Moses. 3 All of them ate the same spiritual food, New Living Translation  


1 Corinthians 10:4 and all of them drank the same spiritual water. For they drank from the spiritual rock that traveled with them, and that rock was ChristNew Living Translation


1 Corinthians 10:5 Yet God was not pleased with most of them, and their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. New Living Translation


1 Corinthians 10:6 These things happened as a warning to us, so that we would not crave evil things as they did, or worship idols as some of them did. As the Scriptures say, “The people celebrated with feasting and drinking, and they indulged in pagan revelry.”  New Living Translation


1 Corinthians 10:8 And we must not engage in sexual immorality as some of them did, causing 23,000 of them to die in one day. 9 Nor should we put Christ to the test, as some of them did and then died from snake bites. New Living Translation


1 Corinthians 10:10 And don’t grumble as some of them did, and then were destroyed by the angel of death. New Living Translation


1 Corinthians 10:11 These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age. 12 If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. New Living Translation


1 Corinthians 10:13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out sothat you can endure. New Living Translation


God TESTS our Hearts to determine at what level He can Reward Us


Proverbs 17:3 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the Lord tests hearts.  New American Standard Bible 

Jeremiah 17:10 I, the Lord, search minds and test hearts. I will reward each person for what he has done. I will reward him for the results of his actionsGod’s Word Translation  


God allows TESTS to grow our Character


Ephesians 5:1 We come to God as sinners; but He wants to transform our habits, attitudes, and practices into the ways of Jesus: to live, forgive, and love as He did. The Voice


God TESTS Our Obedience So He Can Fulfill Our Dream


Hebrews 11:17 It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac asa sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had received God’s promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, New Living Translation


Hebrews 11:18 even though God had told him, “Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted.” 19 Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead. New Living Translation  


Genesis 22:15 Then the angel of the Lord called again to Abraham from heaven. 16 “This is what the Lord says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that New Living Translation


Genesis 22:17 I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will conquer the cities of their enemies. New Living Translation  


Genesis 22:18 And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed—all because you have obeyed me.” New Living Translation


Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. New Living Translation