Romans 3:3

For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?


Charles Spurgeon once said, “Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.” How true this is.


It is sometimes hard to see someone fall from the faith, or even lose their testimony. We gain a glimpse of the fallibility of man when someone makes a mistake or walks away from the truth. It is a horrible sight and a shocking experience. This is especially so when they are particularly close to home. It could be someone you leaned on for support, or went through hard times with, or who in turn helped to encourage you. It is natural that we look to those around us for support. When those people fall, it can be a devastating blow.


Perhaps it is God teaching us not to rest our hopes on anything but His solid rock. When we lean too hard on men, sometimes they can take a mighty tumble. It is not easy to see that, but God is teaching us that it is, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit saith the Lord” (Zechariah 4:6).


Don’t let someone else's unbelief or stumbling shake you from your walk with the Lord. Your relationship with Christ should not rest in the strength of men.


Keep trusting in the Lord, and keep developing your relationship to him.


59-1108 - "Possessing The Enemy's Gates"

Men are not infallible, but God is. Man, you get your mind on a man, he'll make a mistake. Maybe not willfully, but he'll do it. God permits him to do it so that He can shake your faith away from man. Our faith is not in the wisdom of man, but in the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That's where the true seed of Abraham rests their promise, because they can only be the seed of Abraham when they receive the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit they're not the seed of Abraham. And that same faith that was in Abraham comes into the believer. No matter what takes place or wh—how contrary, the believer marches right on.


Read the Bible in 1 year:

Matthew 15-17