Deuteronomy 8:2 [AMP Classic Edition]
2 And you shall [earnestly] remember all the way which the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and to prove you, to know what was in your [mind and] heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
Temptations help us to become humble, rely and turn to God in the midst of our trials, tribulations and overall situations. Temptations test us to show ourselves approved and allow God to see what truly resides in our hearts. These tests and trials will expose whether we will obey the commandments of the Lord, or instead, turn away and act in disobedience.A temptation is neither good nor evil. It is designed to reveal what is hidden within our hearts. The heart will expose either purity or pollution. We must be tested before we can be trusted, then we can be entrusted! Can the Lord trust you with troubles? Can he trust that you will not go astray and walk in disobedience, but instead, be a son or daughter of obedience, submission and honor unto him?
If we love the Lord and profess to be about his business, we therefore should strive daily to mirror his image and walk in obedience according to his will. The Lord desires his children to follow his footsteps! The proofing will be the evidence of whether we are adhering to his Spirit or following after things that are not of his Spirit. Let us strive daily to be MORE like our Savior!
~We Are All Things Kingdom~