From a Guest Blogger
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
One of the greatest insults you can give to a person is to say, “I don’t believe you”. To doubt the veracity of what a person says is to say that you don’t trust them. If you question them in public, you cast doubt on the reliability of their word, you are attacking their character and you may be damaging their reputation. You are saying to them and to others that they are not trustworthy, not reliable, not honourable – that you don’t trust them, and neither should they.
The Pharisees relentlessly questioned Jesus and doubted His word – these weren’t honest questions, searching for truth. They were trying to trap Him, to point out seeming inconsistencies in what He said. But then the Pharisees hated Jesus, so why wouldn’t they? They did not profess to love Him, or follow Him, or worship Him. In fact, they hated the things He said and wanted to discredit Him.
So, what about you? Would you say that you love Him? Trust Him? Really trust Him? Do you want others to know Him and love Him and trust Him for the salvation of their souls? Do you care that the majority in our world despise Him and scoff at His Word?
Do you, too, have many questions? Will you join the many who undermine the truth of God’s Word with your questions, or will you humbly submit your questions to the truth of His Word, asking Him to open your eyes by the gracious work of His Holy Spirit and allowing Him to transform you by the renewing of your mind?