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Daily Devotional – March 13

Truth or fiction?

Do a Google search on “bible myths” and you will get 7,370,000 sites either promoting or dispelling such. I ran across one just recently that was very sophisticated that asked such questions as:

  • How do we explain the way that God ignores amputees?
  • How do we explain the fact that Christians need health insurance?
  • How do we explain the fact that you cannot move a mountain?
  • How do we explain the fact that bad things consistently happen to good people?
  • How do we explain the fact that God is a huge proponent of slavery?
  • How do we explain the fact that God demands animal and human sacrifice?

And a host of other questions.

These questions are valid and ones that any child would ask.

They are also questions that Christians should ask!

If we fail as Christians to ask the same questions that others ask, how do we expect to be able to answer them? More importantly, when faced with these questions in our lives do we bury our heads in the sand or does our own faith waver?

Even though we currently “see through a glass darkly” (meaning we won’t always understand everything),  we still have a responsibility, like the Bereans of old,  to “search the scriptures daily” for the answers to life’s questions. 

Only then can we possibly help the struggling separate the truth from the fiction.

A Berean Classic.


March 13, 2007 - Posted by | Daily Devotional


  1. As I read this, I thought of a time when as a new convert, a friend asked me this question.

    Why did God create wars?

    At the time, I had been reading in the book of James, so I was able to point her to these verses.

    Jam 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
    Jam 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

    We do need to study to show ourselves approved as the Scripture says. Thanks for this post.


    Comment by writeathome | March 14, 2007 | Reply

  2. Nice to see a believer facing the issues instead of sweeping them under the carpet.

    I believe one thing that holds us back is that people need to see a sermon rather than just ‘get told’ one.

    Comment by Christian Marketer | March 15, 2007 | Reply

  3. Hi Carol! Fantastic illustration!

    Hi CM!

    Absolutely! We are also working on a new site that will be . Please stay in touch as judging from the content of your site we may be in need of such resources.

    God bless!


    Comment by bereans | March 15, 2007 | Reply

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