The purpose of a test is not to show God how strong or weak we are, because He already knows. The purpose of a test is not to make us feel good about success or bad about failure. The purpose of the test is to reveal our hearts to ourselves and those around us.
Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
Genesis 22:1 (NKJV)
To fare well on a test reveals our faith and God's worthiness of it.
... God withdrew from [Hezekiah], in order to test him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
~ 2 Chronicles 32:31
To fare poorly reveals to us where God is next ready to work.
"Whoever survives a test, whatever it may be, must tell the story. That is his duty."
~ Elie Wiesel
Righteous Father, strengthen our faith for the tests, and our testimony to Your faithfulness.
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