Childlike Trust: Unquestioning Faith
I have recently returned from a course during which we chat in groups about discipleship, focusing on a particular book in the bible to support what we are learning. I have been enjoying discussing in depth faith and what it means, however this evening I was a little uncomfortable with how the conversation was going.
Instead of looking at how we should interpret the bible’s words in a beneficial way, it became a very philosophical discussion during which people were picking apart words and questioning their meaning. This quickly led to a debate about God’s character, and whether instead of being loving it could be interpreted from this passage that he is in fact unfair in who he saves and egotistical by wanting us to glorify him.
I think there is a point where philosophy can become too deep and start to become harmful in itself.
By questioning God’s morality, surely that is in itself immoral. What the bible does clearly state is that we should be childlike in our faith, and this surely implies that we should not be questioning or judging God?
Here are three bible quotes which support this beautifully:
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. – Luke 18:17
And said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:3
And they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’? – Matthew 21:16
I will continue to post each day this week as part of my 40 day Lent series.