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Testing God???


Malachi 3 verse 10 and it is about the tithe to give god the first fruits and a tenth of ya stuff. He says to test him in this
hi bond_servant

thank you for the question

i can find 2 occassions within the Bible that we are called to test God, and numerous ones where we are told not to test. in malachi we are told to test God with our tithes and in romans we are told to test His will. personally i would rather trust God that to test Him. for when we test we find judgement, and in trust that we find peace

hope these passage help with your answer

Malachi 3:10
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

Romans 12:2
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

and i hope these passages help also

Psalm 9:10
Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Psalm 84:12
O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.

Isaiah 12:2
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation."

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit

God bless

scrappy said:
personally i would rather trust God that to test Him. for when we test we find judgement, and in trust that we find peace


Hey Scrappy!
I agree with you!

I found Malachi 3:10 and thought is was neat verse, since tithing sometimes is hard to do...our love and trust on money and not the Lord.

Good job guys!
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Here is some Scripture where it tells us NOT to test GOD

Deuteronomy 6:16
Do not test the LORD your God as you did at Massah.

Matthew 4:7
Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "

Luke 4:12
Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
Testing God???

Chad thank you so much brother for posting these verses. I was going to do the same, but I have been very busy working on a new thread.

James 1:13Let no man say when he is "tempted", I am "tempted" of God
( GK. "peiazo" - to test, scrutinize, entice,)
for God cannot be "tempted" with evil,
("apeiros" refers back to "peirao" - " to test" )
neither "tempteth" {"peiazo") he any man

Hi Bond _Servant

If you are referring to the following verse, going back to the Hebrew word "PROVE" is used in a different way.

Malachi 3:10 'Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it'

To properly interpret we must compare scripture to ALL scripture on the same subject. . God will not contradict Himself, and if it seems to be so, then the word is to be applied in a different way, just as we do in english.

"prove" - HEB. "bachan" -
(1)"to test" (espec. METALS) .

(2) gen. and fig. "to investigate", examine, tempt, prove, try ( as in trial)
This same word is also pronounced alittle different and means "in the sense of keeping a "look-out"

So in light of the verses I mentioned in James and in Chad's post, the 2nd way of using the word is most scriptural. In the verse in Malachi "prove" or "try" would perhaps explain better. He wants us to try it - and see that He will do what He says. When we are obedient to do what God tells us in his Word, it will prove that He keeps his promises and we will be blessed abundantly. We can expect, look for it to be fulfilled and watch for the answer. His word will not return void. His Word is true

Please excuse me for putting all this on your trivia question. I only posted this to clear up any misunderstanding of these verses. But perhaps that was not the verse you meant. Nevertheless, I did so because the word "test" was mentioned. I will await your answer to this trivia question.

:girl: Gloria
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1 John 4:1 says, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." The word "try" means to test (lit. or fig.), to approve, allow, discern, examine, prove.