Never Be So Certain

Certainty can certainly become an idol (oops, seems like I am contradicting myself!)

It is absolutely supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (yes it is a word on now) when we are 100% certain of things like God’s steadfast love or our salvation. But…

But there were a few times I was so certain that I could not be wrong at all in my interpretations of certain scriptures. I was just so certain. And yet I changed my view, again and again. And for so many times, I laughed at my previous confidence and foolishness – I couldn’t comprehend why I used to hold this or that view on some secondary doctrinal issues with such certainty.

And there were a few times I was so certain that I would never treat someone that way I was treated. And I couldn’t be more wrong to trust in my self-confidence and self-sufficiency.

“You know, Keri, I think when we get to the new heavens and the new earth, we will realize a lot of things that we think are right now are actually wrong,” said Hannah, whom I always look up to, during our conversation on how Christians always want to be right.

The same wise Hannah also shared a similar experience of her saying to herself, “but I’d never do this to anybody,” after a Christian had hurt her feelings. But then she quickly realized she should never be so certain to think that way, because one day she may indeed very well do the same to others.

Truly, never be so certain, for we are not the Lord. Help us to stay teachable and humble, Lord.

3 thoughts on “Never Be So Certain

  1. Practically, this has been my experience too. I realize that I can be certain of only person- Jesus Christ my Lord. The good news is that boasting is excluded and He alone gets the praise for all good works.

    Lots of love to you Keri.

    1. Dear my brother,

      Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I’m so happy to hear from you!

      I came across your blog yesterday as a result of reading from another blog. I haven’t read all that you have written, but you write in such a beautiful and simple way, and you posts are always “on point”! I look forward to keep learning from you.

      It seems like you also just started the blog last month (I abandoned mine for a long time and have just restarted it). May the Lord bless and use you to encourage others through your words 🙂

      1. My Dear Sister,

        Its a privilege hearing from you and with the prayers too (Amen, both for you and I), wow, each word encourages.

        You are right, mine is a new blog, less than a month old. Going with that “finite and infinite” description of yours, ours are “timed blogs bringing forth timeless purposes”, all rooted in Christ.

        Copying your excellent writeup once more, I look forward to hearing and learning from you.

        May the Lord Jesus Christ get all He desires in our lives. Amen.

        Lots of love to you.

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