DOES GOD KNOW WHICH OF THOSE WHOM HE CALLS WILL PASS THE TEST?
The earth and world system is a testing ground for those who God calls. Those who love God more than the world will receive eternal
life. Does God know which of those whom he calls will pass the test?
There are two reasons to believe He has chosen not to know:
1. If God knew our choices then testing us makes no sense.
2. God said he did not know our choices until we are tested. (See verses below)
The free will of those who are called and empowered to obey is sacred - it gives God no glory unless it is a free will choice.
God knows our thoughts before we speak but does not know our future choices because they do not exist until we actually make the choice
to obey or rebel when we are tested. What is really amazing is that God works in our environment, our lives and circumstance so that we
are always able to choose. (Job is a good example)
He will never let us be tested beyond what we can endure - therefore if we choose to commit sin it is always an act of rebellion since we
were free and able to choose.
TESTING to KNOW what is in our hearts.
And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God
has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you,
**testing you** ** to know **
what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not.
Now it came to pass after these things that God **tested** Abraham,
and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
And He said, "Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him;
for now **I know** that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son,
your only son, from Me."
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven
for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day,
that I may **test them,** whether they will walk in My law or not.
And Moses said to the people, "Do not fear; for God has come to
**test you,** and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin."
"you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of
dreams, for the LORD your God is **testing you** ** to know* whether
you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
"so that through them I may **test Israel,** whether they will keep the
ways of the LORD, to walk in them as their fathers kept them, or not."
And they were left, that He might **test Israel** by them,
**to know** whether they would obey the commandments of the LORD,
which He had commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
2 Chr 32:31
But when envoys were sent by the rulers of Babylon to ask him
about the miraculous sign that had occurred in the land,
God left him to **test him** and **to know** everything that was in his heart