The Test of God’s Word

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Testing. To legendary advertising guru, David Ogilvy, this wasn’t merely an option. In fact, he stressed that if businesses wanted to be successful in the market, they needed a commitment to testing. Why? Through testing they would learn whether or not their products worked and find any flaws that needed to be corrected.

Ogilvy also felt that testing was critical for advertising: “The most important word in the vocabulary of advertising is ‘test.’” His advice? “Test your promise. Test your media. Never stop testing, and your advertising will never stop improving.”

The Bible tells us that God Himself knows the importance of testing. People may not keep their promises; they may fail the tests of life. But God challenges us to put Him to the test. If there are any doubts about His promises, He encourages us to test them. In Malachi, He specifically applied this principle to tithing, but it also applies to every other promise He’s made.

The Bible is filled with God’s promises, and we can be confident that every one will be fulfilled! These are guarantees upon which we can base our lives.

We also must remember that God fulfills His promises in His time. Peter addressed this when he wrote, “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

In your life, remember that you can count on God and depend on His Word. Put Him to the test. Also seek to keep your promises. Be a good witness, so others will realize that His promises are true!