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Will God ever test our faith in a manner he tested Abraham or Job?

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B_T:
I hope this is the right forum to post it... But my question is: Will God ever test our faith in such a way? Will he ever require from us to kill our kids, or will he take our kids from us just to test whether we will stay strong in faith?

97531:
B_T

The story of Abraham and Isaac was a prophetic one.  When the Lord told Abraham to offer Isaac his only son after God had promised him this and the nations through his seed, Abraham knew God would provide an alternative.

Like Jesus carrying the Cross on His back, Isaac carried the wood on his back.  I am told it was the same hill Jesus was crucified but I may be wrong.  The story goes on and before Abraham strikes, God stops him and behind them is a ram, which they offered in Isaac's stead.

We need to see, although this seemed bizzarr, God had a plan just like HE had a plan sending his only Son to die for our sins.

Very short version.

Blessings

claypot:
Hi bt

Our faith is always being tested it seems or at least called into service. It's always a serious matter as it was with Abraham and Job.

Claypot

Kratos:
I agree that the story of Abraham and Isaac was prophetic. God does not have to test us to see what we will do.

Jas 1:12  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Jas 1:13  Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
Jas 1:14  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Jas 1:15  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
Jas 1:16  Do not err, my beloved brethren.
Jas 1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

We are tested in life by circumstances and by the enemy, but God tempts or tests no man.

John

97531:
John

I agree with what you said but as I still believe in a will of sorts, when we will not to do the will of the Father, He allows it although He does not orchestrate it.

Through the experience, when we repent, He is waiting there where we left Him, His hand of Love and forgiveness still outstretched to us.  This is the experiential nature of our walk with God.

Many say we should always seek God's guidance in all things and it is true but if we do this in a way say God I want to do this, Whaddya think? We may not hear His response.  Done in humility with pre-acceptance of the outcome will be, we can be saved from so much hurt.

Example
You see a new car and really desire to own it.  Ask God and He says, No. You buy it anyway and two years down the line you lose your job and are not able to make the payments.  God knew upfront this would happen. 

This is a lesson to learn to submit our will to the Father's will.  Will you make the same mistake again? Maybe, sometimes we need to resit the same exam many times before we learn this truth.

Blessings

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