4/19/14 Daily Devotion

John 20:25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”

Thomas received a bad reputation for his remarks. He was at a difficult place, a place filled with confusion, a place covered in hurt, a place surrounded by pain. Jesus was gone, and now they said He was alive, but this made no sense. In his understanding of life, Thomas could not grasp the reality of a possible resurrection. He could not see beyond the scope of his earthly understanding. This brought him to desire proof that Jesus was alive, thus applying to him the title of Doubting Thomas. Have you ever been in this position? Have you ever not believed in something without having concrete proof to validate the claim? We have all been there at one time or another. This does not make our faith weak. It actually finds us in line with the Bible. We are taught of the need to check everything against scripture. We are told to make sure it falls in line with the Word of God, for if it doesn’t, it is not of God. So, in essence, we could say that Thomas was only doing as we are expected, before it was expected of him, thus we could say, with a smile, that Thomas was an innovator not a doubter.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me have the courage to question the religious opinions of others if they do not fall in line with Your Word.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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