Are You The One
And John calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the One who is to come, or shall we look for another?”
No Need To Doubt
In Luke 7:28 Jesus says, “there is none greater than John.” John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus who preached repentance of sin to prepare the way of the coming of the Messiah. When John baptized Jesus, he heard the audible voice of God and saw the Holy Spirit descend upon Jesus like a dove. There was no doubt that John knew that Jesus was the Messiah.
After John was arrested and held in prison for a long period of time, he began to question if Jesus was really the Coming One. There are three notable reasons that caused him to doubt and these can create doubt in our minds as well. First, the circumstances he faced made him question if Jesus cared. John was in prison because he stated the truth of Herod’s sin. Sometimes the circumstances we endure make us wonder if Jesus really cares for us. Second, listening to outsiders can cause doubt. While in prison, John heard a report about Jesus and obviously it was in contrast to what he believed. We must be careful to who and what we listen to. If it’s not the truth, it can cause us to doubt. Third, since we don’t have full knowledge, we question how things will work out. Jesus was just the opposite of what everyone expected. He was a humble servant instead of coming as one who would be treated like the king of the Jews. Limited information causes us to doubt if all things will work out in our favor or not.
When John doubted, he searched for truth from Jesus. We too should turn to Jesus when we start to doubt. He will give us what we need.
Search the Lord through the Word of God and ask Him to reveal the truths that you need to know.