Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, NEITHER TEPTETH HE ANY MAN.
God did tempt Abraham.
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 9:29 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
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Answer by IhartU at 5:12 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
IheartU, the difference is the motive, Satan temps us to follow our own lusts and desires. I want it so I'm going to do it. God tests our devotion and how willing we are to give up everything to Him.
In this particular case Abraham was to be the father of many nations, God was establishing a new covenant with Abraham, a nation out of which the whole world would be blessed. God knew Abraham had the faith, but God needed to show Abraham that Abraham had the faith. Abraham needed to see that he could give up anything. Also Abraham saw that when he was that willing to trust God, that God provided.
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