You should never challenge God, really? I think we should help, sharpen ourselves, if you truly know Him, believe Him, have personal encounter with Him you can challenge Him perfectly. So, what happen to this part of the bible that says in Malachi 3:8-11 “do Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty” (NiV). If you or when you’re “putting God to test” is called what eyin ologbo aye (the all knowing)?
The Lord say to Abraham; I have sworn by myself, in blessing I’ll bless you, in multiplication, I’ll multiply you, as numerous as the sand of the sea is so shall thy up springs (blessings) be like. When He wanted to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham was in negotiation with God in Gen. 18:17-33, if you have this amount of people will you spare them and not destroy them (That’s what I called putting God to test, intercourse, pleading, humble challenge, as Yoruba will say; pele la ko, ona bo… until Abraham could only save Lot and family there about. I call that; a son’s challenge to father (God), cause in “John 3:17 NIV:For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” Destroying the world? Nop, only if they can forsake their evil ways, for narrow is the way that leads to eternal life and broad is the way of destruction Matt. 7:14
What about that King Hezekiah that’s about to die, prophet Isaiah brought message from the Lord, told him to put his house in order but challenge God that “”if I die nobody will praise you “like that’s how star do in praising””. Isaiah 38:3 NIV:“Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” Isaiah 38:1-8, Psalm 6:5, psalm 115:17.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego believed and trust their creator to the extent they challenged earthly king and their maker too in the face of raw death, raw fire, raw.
Daniel 3:17. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from your Majesty’s hand.