Commands of Christ: 2

Do not put God to the test.

Jesus said to him in reply, “It also says, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.’” Luke 4:12

Jesus answered him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.’” Matthew 4:7

We are not to go off in pursuit of anything, including the Kingdom, and expect the Lord to bail us out.  If He leads us into a risky situation, we are to enter it willing to sacrifice everything and risk anything.  He may choose to deliver us for His glory.  He may choose to let us suffer and sacrifice and die for His glory.  Difficult situations are meant to be a test of us and not of God.