God knows you and sees you. The Spirit is refining your Christ-like character.  

God knows you and sees you. The Spirit is refining your Christ-like character.  

“But You, O LORD, know me; You have seen me, and You have tested [bachan] my heart toward You.” (Jer 12:3)

“knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (Rom 5:3-4)

“that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1Pet 1:7)

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials [peirasmos], knowing that the testing [dokimion] of your faith produces patience.” (Jm 1:2-3)

“Search [chaqar] me, O God, and know my heart; try [bachan] me, and know my anxieties” (Ps 139:23)

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested [bachan] me, I shall come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10)

“The LORD tests [bachan] the righteous” (Ps 11:5)

“You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.” (Ps 17:3)

“Examine [bachan] me, O LORD, and prove [nasah] me; try [tsaraph] my mind and my heart.” (Ps 26:2)

“For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.” (Ps 66:10)
“The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the hearts.” (Prov 17:3)

“Examine [peirazo] yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test [dokimazo] yourselves.” (2Cor 13:5)

“But as we have been approved [dokimazo] by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests [dokimazo] our hearts.” (1Thes 2:4)

“Test [dokimazo] all things; hold fast what is good.” (1Thes 5:21)

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1Jn 4:1)

Reading: Jer 10-12; 2Cor 6