A free daily devotional from Mountain View Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL
Monday, March 4, 2019
Daily Devotion: D - Doubt
Bible Reading: Matthew 21:12-22
Key Verse: Verses 21 –“Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.”
Key Words: If ye have faith, and doubt not
The Latin word for doubt is dubitare. It comes from an Aryan root meaning “two.” To believe is to be in one mind, so it is with disbelieving. It as well is of one mind, but to doubt is to waver between the two.
In 1887, Henry Drummond preached a sermon in Northfield, Massachusetts, entitled Dealing With Doubt. Here is one of his observations.
“Christ never failed to distinguish between doubt and unbelief. Doubt is can’t believe; unbelief is won’t believe. Doubt is honest; unbelief is obstinacy. Doubt is looking for light; unbelief is content with darkness. Loving darkness rather than light – that is what Christ attacked and attacked unsparingly. But for the intellectual questioning of Thomas, and Philip, and Nicodemus, and the many others who came to Him to have their great problems solved, He was respectful and generous and tolerant.
“But how did He meet their doubts? The church, as I have said, says, ‘Brand him!’ Christ said, ‘Teach him.’
“When Thomas came to Him, denied His very resurrection, and stood before Him waiting for the scathing words and lashing for his unbelief, they never came. They never came. Christ gave him fact.” ...and fact from God’s Word builds our faith, and faith destroys doubt. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17.
So today, let me challenge you to hide God’s Word in your heart.
What to do:
✞ Remember, faith destroys doubt.
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