(Genesis 22:1) says “And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.”
The word “tempt” in the text is not God trying to incite Abraham to sin, but it was to test or to prove him. It was an opportunity for his faith to be developed and put to the test; and Abraham certainly passed the test (Ref. Gen 22). Thus, God test everything he creates. If you claim to be a Christian, you too will be tested to see if you are real, you too will be tested to see if your faith will stand up under the microscope of pressure. You won’t come to God’s heaven without passing multiple tests’ of faith because just like the Ford commercial used to say “The quality goes in before the name goes on”. We can all call ourselves what we want to, but the only thing that will matter is what Jesus believes you to be and that won’t come without the test.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason