The Testimony is also referred to as the Ark of the Testimony, but more commonly referred to as the Ark of the Covenant.
So, why is it called the Testimony? The Ark of the Testimony is a container, one that is to place things inside of it. There were only key things placed inside the Ark. Those things which were a testimony to the things G-d has done for the Israelites. These things were special things between G-d and the Israelites. They were things to help them remember what G-d has done for them.
Do we have something like this in our life? Are we keeping an account of the things G-d has done for us? It is our testimony. Each of us has a testimony with G-d and it is the multiple stories of where G-d has brought us from, and out of, to where He has taken us.
It is good for us to remember these details. This is why G-d had them build the Ark of the Testimony. So that they would remember where G-d brought them from and what He did for them.
We all should have some special record safely kept for recording those things which G-d does for us and with us. As we go through life, we will have an account of the glorious things we have seen through G-d. It will remind us when we doubt or are struggling. It will serve as an inspiration for hope.
G-d is awesome and He does wonderful things in our lives. Sometimes we need a place to go to remember those things that G-d did personally for us. Reading about the Ark of the Testimony, I am inspired to keep a record of what I remember G-d doing for me personally, then continue to write things down as they happen.
“The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the L-RD.”
— Proverbs 16:33
The things that are out of our control is our lot. Sometimes we are blind-sighted with it being dropped into our lap. We have to remember that it is from the L-RD. That does not mean that G-d purposes for bad things to happen. What this means is that the L-RD has permitted a thing to take place in order to refine us, to perfect us. It means that there is something in our life that must be either removed or worked out. This lot is purposed for that very thing. It is not going to be easy, and it may even be down right difficult, even to seeming impossible. However, we must remember to trust in the L-RD with all of our heart and not lean on our own understanding, but in all of our ways acknowledge Him.
We must ask ourselves, “What am I to learn from this Papa, where do I need to change, what needs to be removed from my life?” For it is with a Father’s Love that He permits lots in our life. It is to make us a better person. It is to make us more like Him.