Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; test my heart and my mind.
Psalm 26: 2(AMP)
For You, O God, have tested us;
You have refined us as silver is refined.
Psalm 66: 10(NKJV)
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
but the Lord tests the hearts.
Proverbs 17: 3(NKJV)
But, O Lord of hosts,
You who judge righteously,
testing the mind and the heart,
let me see Your vengeance on them,
for to You I have revealed my cause.
For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
Hebrews 2: 18(NKJV)
But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.
1 Thessalonians 2: 4(NKJV)
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.
James 1: 2(NKJV)
Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
James 1: 3(NKJV)
As for God, His way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
Psalm 18: 30(NKJV)
That in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.
2 Corinthians 8: 2(NKJV)
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.
1 Peter 1: 7(NKJV)
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Romans 5: 3-4(NKJV)
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you.
1 Peter 4: 12(NKJV)
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 1: 12(NKJV)
I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others.
2 Corinthians 8:8(NKJV)
The great trials which your eyes saw, the signs and the wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm, by which the Lord your God brought you out. So shall the Lord your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid.
Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, As in the day of trial in the wilderness.
Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented.
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials.
1 Peter 1:6(NKJV)
Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.
And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
1 Corinthians 12:26(NKJV)
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:5(NKJV)
Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
2 Corinthians 1:6(NKJV)
And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.
2 Corinthians 1:7(NKJV)
For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that we would suffer tribulation, just as it happened, and you know.
1 Thessalonians 3:4(NKJV)
Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
2 Timothy 3:12(NKJV)
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
1 Peter 5:9(NKJV)
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
1 Peter 5:10(NKJV)
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