The Word — God, without a doubt
Published 9:00 am Saturday, October 22, 2022
I do not know about you, as a Christ Follower – but I think about Eternity often. This life we live is eternal. Eternal life is never ending. It goes on and on and on – endless! It begins when we believe and continues even after we die. ““Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” (John 5:24) God is clear in his Word, once I believe and receive, I have eternal life.
Since this is true, we have no need to doubt our eternal situation. I exist with God every single minute and since I am found – I am never lost! As a Christ Follower that should make you want to shout! In fact, let’s do that – “Hallelujah”!
Of course, doubt is something we do, but understand doubt is not natural but supernatural where the things of God are concerned. Doubt is this thought or little voice that likes to come into our head and tell us that what God says is not true. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines doubt as “to call into question the truth of; to be uncertain or in doubt about.” Adam and Eve doubted God and it changed the course of humanity. Why? Because they caved and gave into that voice telling them that what God said was not true.
I once was accused of saying something I did not say, by a person who knew me. I listened to the accusation carefully. Then I asked the person, “Have you ever heard me talk in that manner? Use those types of words to describe anything? “The answer was no. Why did they say no? Because they knew me well enough to know that was not how I think or talk. It was not my pattern of behavior. It is the same when we have a relationship with God.
If we are building a relationship with God, then we are reading his Word, we are spending time with God and therefore, we should know what his voice sounds like. What do I mean? When you spend time with God his Word and his behavior. When that little doubt voice whispers to you or through another person, you can step back and say, “that does not sound like something God would say.” If my friend had stopped and evaluated what was being said they would have already known that was not me. If only Adam and Eve had stopped for a minute and really listened, they would have not been led astray.
Yvette Perrin can be reached at email@example.com.