Last week I talked about knowing why we believe what we believe it. I gave my personal testimony about this and talked about making sure our children know also. What I didn’t elaborate on, is how important it is for everyone to know this, especially, new believers.
If you have just recently gotten saved and are wanting to grow, let me encourage you to really nail down this area. As you hear new truths either through preaching or teaching or by just reading the Bible for yourself, make sure that you really study them. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of your spiritual leaders and teachers. Pray and ask God for wisdom to understand the truths as you hear them. Knowing the why’s and why not’s will only help to make your faith stronger. This will be beneficial when you meet opposition when talking to someone and they ask you a question. And even more importantly when tough times come, you need something solid to grasp on to.
Proverbs 24:10 “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.”
1Peter 1:7 “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”