Did You Pass God’s Test?
God has always allowed trials and tribulations in the lives of His children to test their loyalty and love. This post is the first in a series of articles that will examine the trials God uses to test His children, using COVID-19 as an example. This series will suggest seven spiritual “tests” by which you can examine yourself to evaluate how Christlike your behavior has been during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 disease it produces are afflicting the whole world, including Christians. This series of articles will be a Bible study, not a political commentary or rant.
This series is based on a 29-page e-Book on Biblical trials and God’s testing, and how Christians should behave. The e-book is called “7 Spiritual Tests – During the COVID-19 Trial.”
Like the e-Book, this series will suggest seven spiritual “tests” by which you can examine yourself to evaluate how Christlike your behavior has been during the COVID-19 pandemic. These posts will encourage you to examine your Christian behavior during these trials in light of God’s Word.
The following outline is the Table of Contents from the e-Book. The series will follow this outline. Links to applicable posts will be added as the articles are posted.
- Biblical Trials
- What is a “Trial”?
- Why does God permit Trials?
- COVID-19 as a Trial
- Bible Scriptures about Trials
- Word Meanings
- What is “Temptation”?
- James 1:2-4 Count it all Joy
- 1 Peter 1:6-7 The Trial of your Faith
- John 15:1-8 Pruning to Increase Spiritual Fruitfulness
- Bible Examples of Trials
- Innocent Adam – The First Test
- Righteous Job – God’s Servant
- Discontent Baruch – Wrong Time and Place
- COVID-19 Trials
- Social Isolation
- Financial Hardship
- 7 Spiritual Tests
- The Fruits of the Spirit
- 1 – Personal Devotions
- 2 – Contentment
- 3 – Fear
- 4 – Anger
- 5 – Government
- 6 – Judging
- 7 – Love
This concludes the series introduction. The next section will discuss Biblical Trials: what they are and why God permits them. Continue reading “Biblical Trials, Tribulation, Temptation and Tests.”
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