On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God

to be entrusted with the gospel.

       (1 Thessalonians 2:4)


In addition to “approving” us, God has also “entrusted” us with the gospel. For all of us who live according to our own standards, God will test our hearts. If He finds deception, manipulation, or self-glorification, He will deal with us about it so that the heart can pump the right kind of life. When we pass the test, God promotes us and equips our spirit for the next test. But if we flunk the test, then we must be retained to repeat the test until we pass.