Verifiable Test #7: A Christian will persevere even when faced with a trial.
This last test is so important. I wish I had time to develop it more. One of the purposes God has for allowing us to experience trials is to prove that we belong to Him. God knows His own. The trials are not for His benefit but for ours. Trials prove to us that we are his.
In the last chapter, Job speaks to the Lord and says, “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye seeth thee.” Job 42:5 That doesn’t mean Job literally saw the Lord.
It means that before the trial he knew something of the Lord but now after the trial he knows so much more.
When an unbeliever faces hardship, he will grow angry with God. He often sees life as a deal made with God. However, when difficulty comes he thinks God has not upheld his end of the bargain. He becomes angry and turns away from the Lord.
Thankfully, the true believer will believe even when things go wrong. He will continue in the way of the Lord, come what may; thus, our verse for today!