Pearl 297: Faith's Purpose
Pearl 299: Simple Formula

Pearl 298: Perpetual Doubt

TOPIC: Faith and Action

"Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him" - John 12:37.

It is easy to think, "What was wrong with those Jews? If I had been there, I would have seen what Jesus did and believed!" Yet Jesus does just as many miracles today and people still don't believe; maybe even you fit that description. If God has done great things for you in your past, but you still live in fear and doubt today, then you are in some ways just like Jesus' contemporaries. Has God always provided for you, but you live in constant fear of lack? Did He miraculously provide for you to do something but today you refuse to act until you see some sign of His presence? Do you live in perpetual doubt that God can do something for others but you are not sure He will and can do it for you?

Lord, I see today that I can be like those Jews I have judged and dismissed as fools for not believing. I'm just as guilty, for I have many testimonies of Your faithfulness to me, but I act today like I have none. Forgive me for my stubbornness, hardness of heart, and unbelief; I have no excuses.


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