Brother Lekan, 19.2.2017

1 Timothy 1:11 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

1 Samuel 16:6-7 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Why does God test?

  • God tests everybody whether he/she is accepting his ways before God promotes the person.
  • God promotes those people who he can trust.

Can God trust you? Find the 9 ways God tests:

  1. Test of Love and Priorities (Matthew 10:37, Genesis 22:1-2;)
    • Do you love God the most?
    • What priorities does your job or your children have in comparison to God
  2. Test of Money/Finances
    • Do you pay your tithes ?
  3. Test of Little things
    • David was tested whether he can take care of his father sheep
  4. Test of other man things
    • Can you be entrusted with the possessions of other people?
  5. Test of problems and difficulties
    • Do you seek help from God or other authorities when you face problems?
  6. Test of delay
    • What happens if you blessings are not coming immediately.
  7. Test of human popularity
    • What happens if you get popular, will you ignore God?
  8. Test of failure /limited success
  9. Test of Gods silence
    • What will you do if God does not speak ?

Summary: Gods tries to find out whom he can trust by testing you. We pray that you pass that tests and God will promote you !

Your Shepherdsplace Church The Hague Media Team