Devotion

In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! Let this Christ, this King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

Mark 15:31-32

I was trained as a geologist and worked in the field for four years after graduation. After I stopped working to stay at home with my kids, I attended a class that helped me become a creationist—someone who believes in a literal seven-day creation by God.

Several of my old colleagues know of my creationist beliefs and most were kind enough not to mock me, but a few did, in the hopes of convincing me of the error of my ways. I’m not going to say their intentions were loving, but they were concerned for me.

When I want to shout against the arrogance of those who disrespect my beliefs, I remember how Jesus was mocked, even while he was dying. His only response was to forgive them. Jesus knew that people would reject Him, yet He declared the truth every second of His earthly life.

Despite the voices that might say you are crazy, ignorant or brainwashed, don’t be afraid to believe the Bible is true (yes, all of it). The opinion of men does not change God’s truth.

Dear Lord, thank you that You are truth and we need not search any further. We rejoice in the glory of Your creation, including those people You created who mock us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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