“Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?”
If the greatest, among all those who are born of women (Matt. 11:11), was found guilty of such saintly sin as this, who then can boast? We must all be wary of the human tendency to brag about our strong ties with our loving master. God has a way of proofing our acclaimed resolve to follow Him.
John the Baptist was no doubt loyal to his call and love for Jesus. But when he saw that the One he’d lived all his life for seemed to have abandoned him, he questioned and doubted His authority. Are you like this as well? Do you doubt God because of challenges? Are you serving God so that He can save you in times of trouble, or for His glorification?
We must be watchful of our emotions and motives when walking with God. If you’ve promised to walk with Jesus, then don’t look back in the face of trouble. Ensure that your motive for following Christ is genuine, and not borne out of greed, gains, and selfishness.
Thought for the day: If you follow the Lord just because you feel it “pays”, it won’t pay you. You will be tried.
Further Study: Job 2:10;13: 15.