Proof in the Pudding
Posted on November 7, 2019 by Erin Culleny in Freedom Fighters
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; Psalm 18:2
Why does it seem it’s easier to believe and react to the negative things in life rather than the good? It seems we are prone to fall into the trap that “The sky is falling” rather than “The Lord is my Rock.” “Proof in the Pudding” is a life lived according to an experience that has been tried and tested. In this Psalm David is rewriting what he wrote in 2nd Samuel 22 to praise God for delivering him from his enemies.
The proof in our pudding is the response we exhibit when faced with a test or temptation. To fall victim over and over again after being exposed to the Gospel and being under the teaching of God’s word seems counterproductive. Why do we need to go down the road of defeat time and time again once we’ve experienced the presence of God in our lives? We have been delivered from death to life, have been made clean by the washing of His word and will have the presence of the Holy Spirit indwelling in us forever.
Maybe it’s time to receive what we are reading and learning as fact. Maybe we can prove we believe “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my strength, in whom I will trust”. Imagine if we responded to the troubles of this world with an attitude of “If God is for me, who can be against” mindset. I think one reason we have trouble with this is because we don’t always praise God for the deliverance. It seems we equate things to luck or coincidence rather than from the hand of God. David could have easily accounted his deliverance to his own doing or maybe just luck. David also penned,
“I sought the LORD, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.”
“The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34
It’s this acknowledgment of God’s goodness that will establish “Proof in the Pudding.” The “Taste and see” approach to the Gospel will resonate in our lives and prove to be a valuable asset to live out and prove to others that there is a God and He’s evident in our lives. Talk is cheap, “Proof in the Pudding” is valuable, Amen?
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri and serves with her as full time Keswick staff members. Rob is also a graduate of the Colony of Mercy
Think About This: God has a purpose behind every problem. He uses circumstances to develop our character. In fact, he depends more on circumstances to make us like Jesus than he depends on our reading the Bible. – Rick Warren
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? – Psalm 118:6
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.