Psalms 11:5 (NKJV)
‘The Lord tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.’
It is the ones He loves that He tests. He wants to measure the quantum of your love for Him. For this reason, God will allow certain things come your way to see if your love for Him supersedes these various distractions. For the wicked, He does not even bother because He knows where they belong and whom they are loyal to. And God has already rejected them.
So don’t fret when adversity comes your way or when temptation hits you hard. He’s watching over you and He is watching you. How will you respond? How will you deal with this situation? He will provide all the grace you need but how will we utilize this grace to show love and loyalty. That is the question. That is the test. Am I ready for today’s test?
Remember, even in the midst of the testing, God loves the righteous man very dearly. Do not shake in your day of testing. Stand firm and it shall pass away.
‘Lord, I am so grateful that you will never allow me to be tested beyond the grace you’ve given to me. Every test is a love test and how I pray that I will fully draw upon your heavenly resources to prove that I love you. I know your love for me is unquestionable; what I question is how much I really love you. I think you question the same. So Lord, show me where your provisions are located so that I can easily draw upon them when my day of testing comes. And Lord, I shall not fail you, in Jesus name. Amen’