Tried And Proven
A Scottish pastor once called on an aged saint of the Lord. At once she handed the minister a Bible and asked him to read a portion to her. As the minister turned the pages he noticed that in the margins had be written the letters T. And TP. He asked the old lady what these letter signified. She answered, observe that they are always placed opposite some promise of God. T. Means “tried,” and TP means “tried and proven.” She had learned to feed on God’s Word. She had appropriated the promises unto herself. Have you learned this lesson yet dear reader? God’s promises will afford you no comfort or strength until you make them your own. (Gleanings in Exodus by Arthur Pink, p. 126).