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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Dangerous Doubt!


Matthew 14:30–31
But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”

God created us to ask questions,
which is important when it comes to learning.
Free Question Mark Question illustration and pictureThat would include the idea of doubting 
something if you are not sure it is true.  Simple definition: 
To call into question the truth of; to be uncertain about; to lack confidence in; to distrust.  

Doubt is not wrong; the problem is the object of that doubt.

Anything that originates from human beings should be questioned because we have a fallen nature and selfishness is a key ingredient to that! How does this benefit me?; What can I gain out of this?; I just want to protect myself!…and the infamous – I am just looking out for number One. (Me!) Sadly, all of these I have thought and allowed to control my actions. I am a sinner…which I am sure is no revelation to anyone! 
The problem with doubt is when it enters our relationship with Almighty God.
How can I say that? I can hear the screams right now…Don’t I have the right to question God?!
If god is one you made on your own, then yes. If, however, you accept the God revealed in His Word, the Scriptures, then there are some questions you need to ask yourself. BTW, if you are kicking against whether the Scriptures are the Authority, then don’t bother reading this. I accept them as the Authority with no apologies and base my thoughts and comments on that premise. You have every right to disagree, and I just don’t want you blowing a casket over my Faith. In the end we will all have to answer for the stand we took on this, and if the Scriptures are a fairy tale, then I agree with Paul, I have been a fool. However, until then, I am full in. Have you at least spent any time questioning what you are committed to?
So, just to start this, because it will take me more than one Devo, the God of the Bible is a Being completely outside of our understanding! He is not floating around the universe doing things, He created the universe! So where is He? I am not God, so I don’t know, but the evidence of His existence is seen everywhere!
He desired to create us and give us free choice, knowing we would not choose Him. After we decided to sin, He still pursued us with an unconditional love, offering a fully paid-for, by Him, Salvation that allows us to be children of God. Based on that, many questions are good, but doubting His commitment to us is a lie sent by the ultimate God hater, who was not content to be with God, but wanted to BE God.      

The So What: How would you describe Who God is? Where do you get that description? Have you considered checking out how the Bible describes Him? If not, Why? Are you afraid of something?