Being Prepared For The Tough Questions
Posted: Friday, March 6
Verse of the day:
But when you are arrested and stand trial, don’t worry in advance about what to say. Just say what God tells you at that time, for it is not you who will be speaking, but the Holy Spirit. (Mark 13:11)
We’re doing this new Power For Living Group for the month of March and April called, “The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask.” It’s great apologetics! We’re covering topics like how do we know God is real, why trust the Bible when it’s full of contradictions, homosexuality, and more. I’m really excited about the class because it deals with topics that are front and center in our culture’s mind and are legitimate questions that need a logical full proof answer.
As followers of God, we hold onto THE truth and there’s absolutely nothing that can prove against Him. But that doesn’t mean we always know how to explain things. That’s why it’s so important to soak in as much of the Bible as we can. When we’re asked about principles found in the Bible, though we may not know the answer off hand, Jesus tells us the Holy Spirit will come to our aid as the councilor and remind us of the truth we’ve stored inside. Jesus wasn’t saying that the Holy Spirt was going to possess our bodies like zombies and we’d have no control over what we’re going to say or do, but rather He would be our guide navigating the truth we’ve learned.
Part of the fun in being a Christian, no matter how long you’ve been one, is discovering and rediscovering truths in God’s Word. Peter, one of Jesus’ closest friends, wrote that when anyone asks us to give a reason for the hope we believe in to be prepared with an answer. It’s vital for the life of the Christian to soak up as many messages, devotionals (like this one), scripture, bible studies, and any other Bible focused material that we can. Though we may have heard a story or principle taught a thousand times, the truth is restirred within us and tucked away for the Holy Spirit to do His part. The next time someone asks you a tough question about the Christian life and what the Bible says, rely on the Holy Spirit to help you, and be sure to do your part to give Him something to work with.