More on God the Father’s Divine Heart in Scripture

“Let us give thanks to the Lord our God who, as He tested our ancestors, is now testing us. Remember how He treated Abraham, all the ordeals of Isaac and all that happened to Jacob. For as these ordeals were intended by Him to search their hearts, so now this is not vengeance that God exacts against us, but a warning inflicted by the Lord on those who are near His Heart”(Jth 8:25-27).