Monday, June 9, 2014

+DEV+ Chose To Believe

Date: June 9, 2014 11:41 PM
Topic: +DEV+  Chose To Believe

Chose To Believe

"Jesus replied, You may go.  Your son will live.  The man took Jesus at his word and departed.  While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living." John 4:50-51

Scripture Focus: John 4:46-54

I'm from Missouri, and the unofficial slogan of the state of is, “The show me State.”  But you don't have to be a resident of Missouri to be a bit cynical.  Having heard one too many false promises, more than a few of us can identify with the phrase, "I'll believe it when I see it."  

So we wouldn't blame the nobleman in this passage for wanting Jesus to accompany him to his dying son.  He believed that if Jesus came with him, his son would be healed.  Shouldn't that have been enough?  

Jesus made the point that it “wasn't enough”.  He told them, "Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders, you will never believe" (John 4:48).  Then he tested the nobleman's faith even more.  Without going to see the dying boy, Jesus pronounced him healed.  Later the man's servants met him on the road home with the news of his son's miraculous healing - a healing that occurred at the precise time Jesus declared it to be true! 

The nobleman chose to believe that Jesus' word was good enough ... and he was right.

Insight: Are there promises in the Bible that you struggle to believe?  Take God at His word and trust Him for the results.

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