Proof and Pudding
History is often the best testifier of truth.
Someone can say, “Hey, I’ll be there for you,” but does his or her record support that? Does history testify to the truthfulness of his or her words?
I “stumbled upon” a verse in Psalm 8 that reached out and grabbed my heart and made me think of history as a testimony. Verses 9 and 10 say, The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
See, for God to say “I will never leave you nor forsake you” is awesome, sure it is, but it’s speaking about the future, something we know nothing about and our human minds start to dwell on the “what ifs” and doubts crowd out the truth. Yes, we know God doesn’t lie and if He says He will never forsake us than that’s as good as it gets but still, in the middle of the storm, we wonder and we doubt (at least I do).
But verse 10 of Psalm 8 says it all, it’s the proof in the pudding (anyone know where that saying came from? (the proof is in the pudding)). Those who know Your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have NEVER forsaken those who seek you.
God’s history (His story) says it all. We can trust Him because He has never forsaken those who seek Him. We can trust His words, His character, His promises, because His history testifies to his faithfulness.
That’s something I can remind myself of often. And what an interesting study that would make. A study of God’s faithfulness, not only in mankind’s past, but in my own life.