As a culture of consumers, we like to know that the products we’re buying have passed tests, that we’re getting our money’s worth, that we’re getting a reliable product. There’s evidence of this everywhere.
Consumer Reports has made a fortune from consumer advocacy, approving and recommending products to the tune of 4,000,000 subscribers a month. Good Housekeeping has been rigorously testing items for over a hundred years, and their seal is coveted by countless manufacturers. It’s seems like any time you turn the TV on, one newsmagazine or another is runing crash tests on cars, and every local news outlet has its own muckracking busybody claiming, to varying degrees of success, to act in the best interest of consumers.
Let’s face it; we like to know what we’re purchasing is safe, dependable, and worth our hard-earned money.
In Psalm 119, the psalmist views God’s Words as a particularly trustworthy item. Verse 140 says:
“Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.”
In this verse the author basically says, “Here’s something that has been put to the test and has never failed.” No magazine, no consumer advocate, no government agency can poke holes in the reliability of God’s Word. No journalist can produce evidence disputing the consistency of it. It is truly the absolute unfailing certainty of God’s Word that has stood the test of time.
I can attest to the unswerving nature of God’s truth in my life, and I’ve seen it in the lives of countless others. Isn’t it comforting to know there’s one thing we can trust in completely?