Job 23:10 (NIV)
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
There is a story told of a pastor who went to an elderly saint’s home to pray with her. She laid her hand on her bible on the bedside table and asked him to read to her because she couldn’t see well enough.
He picked up the Bible and paged through it for an appropriate scripture. As he went he saw the letters TP written in the margins all through the Bible. He puzzled over it but went on and found a text. He read it for her and then they had prayer, but the letters continued to bother him when he left.
A few days later he returned to visit her again. She was looking a little stronger and was able to sit up in bed. After they had read and had prayer together he decided he just had to ask her what the letters TP stood for all through the Bible.
She smiled sweetly with her face shining. “Why, pastor, those mark the scriptures that I’ve ‘tested and proven!”
Have you tested the Word of God…
Have you proven its value in your own life?
Malachi 3:10 (NIV)
…Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.