Has it ever struck you how people who say they are too smart to believe the Bible end up believing the nuttiest things? Today’s devotional explains. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Matthew 14:31 (ESV)
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
“Just now there is great restlessness concerning what we are to believe, and many persons are much tossed about by the contrary winds that blow. They believe black today, and white tomorrow. Some have fallen into such a condition that they believe nothing, unless, indeed, it should not happen to be in the Bible, and then they will believe it; but if it is in God’s Word, then, of course, they feel it necessary to doubt it. I suppose there is nobody that is not affected to some extent by the tornado of doubt which is sweeping over this island, and over the whole world. Now, is there any child of God here who is perturbed in mind?… Your Lord and Master says, ‘Come unto ME, and I will give you rest.’ There is a surer intellectual rest to be found in personal communion with Christ than anywhere else. If I get my head into his bosom, none of the philosophers can make it ache. When I once put my finger into the print of the nails, I am no more faithless, but believing. I believe that living in communion with God is the only sure cure for doubt. Trusting wholly to Christ crucified, resting in his precious blood, and daily seeking to have it applied to the conscience, and then walking in the light as God is in the light, is the surest way to end all those undermining processes which seek to destroy the very foundations of our hope…. After being with Jesus, half the questions that trouble you will be answered, and the other half will not seem worth the asking.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle PulpitXXXIX, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1893), p. 110]