Tuesday, March 11, 2014
test 1 |test|noun1 a procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something, esp. before it is taken into widespread use :no sparking was visible during the tests.• a short written or spoken examination of a person's proficiency or knowledge : a spelling test.• an event or situation that reveals the strength or quality of someone or something by putting them under strain : this is the first serious test of the peace agreement.• an examination of part of the body or a body fluid for medical purposes, esp. by means of a chemical or mechanical procedure rather than simple inspection : a test for HIV | eye tests.• Chemistry a procedure employed to identify a substance or to reveal the presence or absence of a constituent within a substance.• the result of a medical examination or analytical procedure : a positive test for protein.• a means of establishing whether an action, item, or situation is an instance of a specified quality, esp. one held to be undesirable : a statutory test of obscenity.2 Metallurgy a movable hearth in a reverberating furnace, used for separating gold or silver from lead.
Just thought it might help to think about this while you wait for the Word to come about. That and to contemplate the fact that the phrase, "the time his word came about," means God has a plan, an end in mind. This is not random, it is not condemnation, it is not pointless or heartless, it is not just "going to pass," it is pointed as a scalpel and as deliberate as machining process. God is making something, like a potter with the clay or a chef with the heat of his stove, he has an end in mind and he cannot fail.