#158 – Sceptical

Good morning inquisitive people

There are many questions that are legitimate for us as Christians to ask each other and God. It’s good to enquire and to understand what you believe. Here’s what the Bible says we should do.

Acts 17:11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

We should know what we believe, why we believe it and ensure we are being taught correctly.

But some people have crossed the line between examining and being sceptical. Rightly examining the Word is from a heart that seeks to understand so that they can rightly apply the Word of God. People who are sceptical portray themselves the same way but the truth is they have a critical spirit and often little intention of changing. Sceptical people mock other Christians and point the finger at what others are doing wrong. Sceptical people pride themselves on being experts in the area of knowledge yet are often flawed in their theology and slack in their obedience to God’s principles.

I realise I am going tough on this today but it needs to be said. I would encourage every person to examine themselves; not point the finger at someone else; but allow God to search our own hearts. Are we ones that rightly examine God’s Word so that we can understand and obey? Or are we ones that pick at others constantly and there is often little change in our own lives? Today can be the day to move from sceptical to examining. I know that this act of obedience will bring freedom in your own life and will bring blessing to those around about you.