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Our theme for this month: “Living by faith”
Our Bible verse for today: “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 (NIV)
Our thought for today: “There will always be unanswered questions”
You will never have all the answers. Sorry. That’s simply a fact. No matter how much you learn and no matter how spiritually mature you become, there will still be much you don’t know and can’t explain. Are you okay with that?
Yesterday we considered how it is that we become wise in the faith by associating with those who are wise. That’s true. But it’s also true that no matter how wise you become, regardless of how much you mature spiritually, you will still have doubts and questions until the day you cross the thin line between this life and the next and you are in heaven. Wise men and wise women who are strong in the faith have learned to be comfortable with that. They’re okay with not having all the answers.
Hans Kung was a noted Swiss theologian and author. Referring to the fact that the Christian faith requires us to be willing to live without having everything fully explained he wrote, “Here we have, not human truth which men can state and understand, but God’s truth, which goes far beyond any statement or understanding of man’s. Faith never becomes clear. The faith remains obscure. Not until we enter into glory will it be otherwise …
In other words, there will always be things we can’t fully explain and questions that remain unanswered. An important part of living by faith involves simply accepting that fact and learning to be comfortable with it. Too many Christians have a shaky and unstable faith precisely because they are unable to get an answer to every question and to erase all doubts. Wise and mature Christians have learned that by its very nature “faith” involves believing in and accepting things that remain one step beyond human understanding.
There will always be unanswered questions. Accept it. Live with it. Learn to be comfortable with it.
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