I know, my Elohim, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness.
1 Chronicles 29:17
In western thought the whole world is viewed in a straight line. Everything that is old is behind us, and and everything that is yet to come is in front of us. As we move “forward” in life we believe that we have progressed. Talk of age, birthdays, and milestones have us convinced that even if we do nothing that we are going somewhere. This is furthest from the truth when it comes to our Heavenly father. The things in scripture are all viewed in cycles, and by cycles I mean circles. Yah doesn't pass people forward, He passes them higher if they are obedient. Lots of people wonder why their lives seem stuck in a rut, and why they continue over and over again (you see it) to enter into the same trials and tribulations only to go though the process and be right back where they started. The reality is that you flunked with flying colors.
The reason why you encounter the same problems are because the problem mastered you and not vice versa. Our trials are to prove us. Not prove that we can simply stand the storm, but prove that we can go through them in the way that our Heavenly father has outlined. He wants us to go through them and come out better not bitter. If we come out better then we advance, if we come out bitter it’s back in the melting pot to remove the dross from the gold and to try again. As we go through our trials let us stand firm in his word that we leave with a testimony and not an appointment for the same test.
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the Elohim of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for Yahuah searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, He willbe found of thee; but if thou forsake him, He willcast thee off for ever.
1 Chronicles 28:9
Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but Hehonoureth them that fear Yahuah. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
Search me, O Yah, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
But as we were allowed of Yah to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but Yah, which trieth our hearts.
1 Thessalonians 2:4
I Yahuah search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Yeshua HaMashiach is in you, except ye be reprobates?
2 Corinthians 13:5
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Yahuah.