The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.We forget that. He examines us; we experience difficulty so as to test whether our trust in God is real or feigned. Do we love God for who he is or for the material encouragements he gives?
God's knowledge of us is total. The test is applied not so that he can find out something he doesn't know but rather so that we can find out something that we are unaware of: the truth about ourselves.
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