Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Standing Firm

Jhn 9:25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”

In the past, I frequently avoided listening to opposing views on matters of faith or any related aspect for fear that it might cause me to waver. However, I eventually realized the benefits of being open to different perspectives. I discovered that opposing views can either reinforce my convictions or compel me to reconsider them. Martin Luther said he’d change his positions if convinced by scripture and plain reasoning.

The healing of the blind man had undergone intense scrutiny, with doubts and attacks aimed at changing his stance or testimony. Interestingly, the more they questioned him and the situation, the stronger his faith became. He spoke of the facts he knew, regardless of whether the healer was considered a sinner or not. The crucial point was that he was no longer the person he used to be. There was a clear cause and effect, and no one could persuade him otherwise. As stated in James 1:8 (KJV), “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” This implies that someone who wavers between different opinions will be like branches swayed in various directions by the wind. Paul had but one crucial point “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” (1Co 16:13 ESV)