Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Can You be Questioned?

But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully (1 Pet 3:15) AMP

Can you be questioned? There is a spirit of pride that has risen up in the Body of Christ. For some reason, many of us feel we are “above“ being questioned. So many times, Jesus answered questions of those who followed Him, as well as those who challenged. We must remember that we are here to be teachers and ambassadors of Christ. Not only will we be questioned, but we must be ready to provide answers respectfully and wisely, at all times!

Can you be questioned? In the same manner, do you know leaders who cannot be questioned? Be cautious of those who always challenge, but cannot be challenged... those who demand, but cannot be asked... those who teach, but cannot be taught...

Of course, when we question others, it should be done with respect. However, none of us are obsolete from correction. We will all be challenged at some point concerning the things of faith. When that time comes, we must be ready! After all, knowing how great God is, why would we withhold such a testimony from others? Zeal for the things of God will excite us about any opportunity to talk about the things of God. It was during times of adversity that Peter shared his most powerful and convicting sermons. It was when he was questioned and challenged in his faith that conviction was stirred and repentance obtained. Selah.

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