“I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.” — Exod 16:4
Everything God gives or sends to us–tests us in some way.
Trials test us, whether we will submit with humility and patience to the experiences that are sore and painful, and learn the lesson set for us in them.
But none the less do the blessings of life test us. They test our gratitude. Do we remember God all the time–as the Giver of each new blessing? They test our faith. Do we still lean on him while we have plenty? Oftentimes the trust that turns to him when help is needed–fails to look to him when the hand is full. They also test our obedience. Sometimes when our needs are all supplied, we forget our obligation to serve God. Thus every day is a probation. We are always on trial.