Walking by Faith During Tests

Walking by Faith During Tests

"for we walk by faith, not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7).
Questions for Deeper study and application
  1. What is the purpose of Faith? Why is having faith important? (Hebrews 11:1,6)
  2. Why do believers face testing in life? (Romans 8:29)
  3. We must not forget that trials and temptation are going to come into our life, and we need to be able to distinguish between the two. (John 10:10)
    • Temptation comes from our desires within us (James 1:12-15)
    • Trials are a test of faith, patience, or strength. They come from the Lord who has a special purpose to fulfill.
    • Temptations are used by the devil to bring out the worst in us. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
    • Trials are used by the Lord to bring out the best in us (James 1:2-4)
  4. Why did God choose Abram’s family? (Genesis 12:1-9)
    1. They were religious people
    2. They were good people
    3. They knew it was a test
    4. No particular reason
  5. Think about your journey from the time you left home until you arrived in your own “Church home.” Can you see some of the time you may have been tested?
  6. What test have you had to let you know that God will show up?
  7. Think of a time when you failed a test that involved your family, how did it turn out?
  8. Have you ever had conflict in your family where you had to choose peace over personal desires? Did you pass or fail?

Questions based on the background story found in Genesis 22
  1. Why did Abraham take his son to the altar?
    1. He was afraid of God
    2. He knew it was only a test
    3. He loved God more than his own son
    4. He believed God would raise Isaac from the dead?
  2. What do you think Isaac felt as he walked with his father?
    1. Delight
    2. Trust
    3. Suspicion
    4. confidence
  3. What did God desire from Abraham?
    1. Unquestioning obedience
    2. To be loved above all others
    3. Faithfulness
    4. To love God more than God's gifts

Please share your questions or insights.

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Linda Harvey - February 8th, 2024 at 6:31am

Tests are designed and allowed by the Lord to produce His character in us. To help develop the strength and attributes necessary to accomplish His purposes through us. The goal is to advance and build up the Kingdom of God. Just like any product, vehicle , etc, it is tested to guarantee quality and ensure it can stand up to any circumstances or conditions it may be subjected to as it serves its purpose.

- February 8th, 2024 at 1:04pm