Certainty can certainly become an idol (oops, seems like I am contradicting myself!)
It is absolutely supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (yes it is a word on dictionary.com 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.