What is God’s purpose as he tests us?
First to test the strength of our faith that we might know where our strength is or isn’t.
Secondly, to humble us lest we think more confidently of our spiritual strength than we should.
Thirdly, to wean us away from worldly things.
Fourthly, to call us to a heavenly hope so that we live in the above and not in the below.
Fifthly, to reveal what we really love,
You see, if you supremely love God, you are going to say thank you God, for what you are accomplishing through this. Help me to see that. And give you glory though you are allowing this to happen. But if you really love self more than God, you are going to say, God, why do you do this and you are going to be irate and you are going to be upset and you are going to be bitter. And you are going to be full of anxiety.