Job 23:8-12 “[When] I travel east looking for him—I find no one; then West, but not a trace; I go north, but he’s hidden his tracks; then South, but not even a glimpse. But he knows where I am and what I’ve done. He can cross-examine me all he wants, and I’ll pass the test with honors. I’ve followed him closely, my feet in his footprints, not once swerving from his way. I’ve obeyed every word he’s spoken, and not just obeyed his advice—I’ve treasured it.
One of the hardest things we have to learn about God, is the fact that He will test us continually to see if that, which He taught us, stuck deep into our spirits and became part of the fiber of our being.
You may think of yourself this way or that way, but believe me, you will only know who and what you are, when God tests you.
In Gen. 22:1-2, God TESTED Abraham after Isaac was properly developing into a young man and ready to now accept his role as the Patriarch God promised him to be, by saying to Abraham, Take your son, your only son whom you love – Isaac – and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a Burnt Offering.
Job asked the question in Job 7:17-18, “What is man that You make so much of him and that You give him so much attention and that You examine him every morning and test him every moment?”
It is the way of God, to ensure that we are ready for the task, which He will lay on you, following.
In Matt. 4:1, we read that this happened even to Jesus. The Spirit led him, to be TEMPTED (Tested) by the devil.
1 Pet 4:12-14 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may by glad also with exceeding joy.”
We need to make sure that we can say like Job, “I’ve followed him closely, my feet in his footprints, not once swerving from his way.
I’ve obeyed every word he’s spoken, and not just obeyed his advice—I’ve treasured it.”