And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31 NKJV). Jesus walked on water to the Apostles’ storm-tossed boat. Peter’s faith let him step on the water with Jesus, but his concern for the storm caused “doubt.” “Doubt” is from a word meaning “pulled in two directions.” Doubt is like “malware” that holds “faith” for “ransom.” Peter’s confident faith in Jesus had let him overcome the storm. Jesus also said: “everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:40 NKJV). But when we look around through slanted news headlines, police reports, or public media, at what people are doing, we “doubt” whether Jesus saves, or people can be saved! Has your faith “doubted?”
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.