Even the Greatest Man had an Occasional Doubt

Luke 7: 18-19
18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John [from prison], 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord [Jesus], saying, “Are you the one [the Messiah] who is to come, or shall we look for another?”

Devotional Thought

Here is an amazing thing. John the Baptist is struggling with questions about the person of Jesus. Is He really the Messiah? From prison, in low point, and because he go himself, John sends His disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you really the Messiah?”

Now remember this is the man who out of prison was inspired to declare, “Behold [look] Jesus is Lamb of God who takes away sin!” (John 1:29).

At that time, John the Baptist according to Jesus was the greatest man to live and yet he too is occasionally plagued with doubt and questions (Matt 11:11)

Reject your doubt as a plaque from the Wicked One who seeks to destroy your faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. The wicked say there is “no God” but the just live by faith (Ps 10:4; Gal 3:11).

There is no need to look for another but there is still a need to look for His return—are you looking? Are you anxiously awaiting His glorious return for His church—I hope so. The challenge is to keep our eyes off of the world and keep them on the prize that awaits those who long for and love His Second Coming!

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