Since the Christian faith is about relationships rather than dogma, there are bound to be areas which are not clear-cut. It takes maturity in our faith to accept the fact that there are many things we do not understand.
Immature faith is like the child who continually says “Why?” The child may ask “Why is the sky blue?”, and we know that there is a scientific explanation, but it is far beyond the ability of the child to understand, perhaps beyond our ability too. Yet we cannot accept that we may be in the same position regarding the things we do not understand on a spiritual level.
Part of our faith in God is that he can be trusted, even when we don't understand. It is only necessary that we know him. We all have to work on our own relationship with him, which will differ in some respects because we are different people with different needs.
It is worth quoting Hudson Taylor again here: “We do not need a great faith, but faith in a great God.” This trust is vital in guiding our lives according to his will.
I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. (2 Tim.1:12)
Previous posts in this series:
Legalism: The Truth, The Trap, The Solution
Magic Formulas: The Truth, The Trap, The Solution
Answers to Everything: The Truth,The Trap
Further posts to come in this series:
Answers to Everything: The Solution
Scripture Twisting: The Truth, The Trap, The Solution
Superstition: The Truth, The Trap, The Solution
Elitism: The Truth, The Trap, The Solution
The Need to See: The Truth, The Trap, The Solution
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