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New Life daily devotion - May. 1, 2011

  • 2011 May 01

Letting Out the Lion
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.
John 20:27

Suppose an argument arose around the lion’s cage at the zoo about how strong and ferocious the lion was.  To your amazement, there were some people who doubted that he was strong or ferocious at all.  Now, you could point out the lion’s size, teeth, claws, hunting instinct, and history as a man-eater.  Or, you could simply open the cage, whereupon the lion itself would immediately remove all doubt!

This is precisely what a great nineteenth-century preacher named Charles Spurgeon said about the Bible.  Is it true?  Is it authoritative?  Is it able to acquaint sinners with the Savior?  We can argue about it forever; or we can faithfully study the Bible, share it, and let God remove all doubt by bearing His own witness!

Friends, the Bible doesn’t need defending.  Loosen the lion and watch it do its own convincing!

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ” - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

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