Doubting Thomas

Have you heard the saying, “Don’t be a doubting Thomas.”?  Wonder where it came from? Try John 20:24-31 Thomas one of Jesus’ Twelve doubted the other disciples when they told him they had seem Jesus. Thomas says in verse 25 “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”

Have you ever had doubts in your faith? I believe we all have at some point it time. It is important to talk to someone you trust when doubts creep in. It could make the different of staying faithful to Jesus or falling back into the world. I like what Jesus says to Thomas, “Stop doubting and believe.”  Also, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  Pay attention to verse 31.

Here are the scriptures: John 20:24-30

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus) one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” 28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

May God bless you.

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