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Does God test us?


But when envoys were sent by the rulers of Babylon to ask him about the miraculous sign that had occurred in the land, God left him to test him and to know everything that was in his heart. 2 Chronicles 32:31
            Sometimes God tests us by leaving us vulnerable and seeing how we will respond.  In the case of Hezekiah king of Judah, God stepped in and killed the enemy (as with the case in the battle against the Assyrians).  When the Babylonians came knocking, God left Hezekiah alone to see how he would react.
            Hezekiah failed the test and showed off all his riches in a moment of pride.  The Babylonians saw the rich storehouses and after Hezekiah’s death, they returned to take those riches and control the nation.
            God steps in and helps us and God steps back and watches us.  He wants to see if we’ve learned our lesson and where our alliances lie.  If we fail, He will rescue us or He will allow our descendants to suffer the consequences.
            Always be ready to take a pop God quiz.