Summary: % ways God proves us in life.
How God Proves His Own Exodus 20:20 And Moses said unto the people,Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
There are at least five times that God proved Israel.
They were put to the test when God gave them manna In Exodus 16:4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
Deuteronomy 8:16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee,and that he might prove thee,to do thee good at thy latter end;
When God spoke from heaven in Exodus 20:20 And Moses said unto the people,Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. When the Lord led them in the wilderness in Deuteronomy 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee,and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
When God permitted thirst in Deuteronomy 33:8 And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah,and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah; Then when He permitted enemies to trouble them in Judges 2:22 That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not. Judges 3:1 Now these are the nations which the LORD left,to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan; Judges 3:4 And they were to prove Israel by them,to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses. Genesis 22:1-2 And it came to pass after these things,that God did tempt (prove) Abraham,and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
2 Chronicles 32:31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try (prove) him,that he might know all that was in his heart. Psalms 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold,his eyelids try (prove), the children of men. Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try (prove) them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. The latter part of Ex.20:20 reveals why this was to happen. The stated purpose is: and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. To “prove” means “to test or try by an experiment in order to ascertain the quality,to bring to the test. God will do the same thing with His people today.