Open-Minded Christ Followers

Read Luke 24:13-49

Recently I’ve heard about two high-profile people in the Christian world who have recanted or are reevaluating their belief in Christ. One young man who had been an advocate for abstinence and moral virtue is now endorsing alternate lifestyles; the other faced serious difficulties and felt the Lord had disappointed him as he went through his trials. While doubts are normal to experience, we should never allow them to overshadow the truth.

Following His resurrection, Jesus appeared to several of His followers who were discussing His mysterious disappearance from the tomb. They were stunned and scared when He appeared out of nowhere. Seeing their reaction, Jesus asked,

“Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?”

In an effort to reassure them that He was Who He was, Jesus stayed and fellowshipped with the group. “Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45).

When doubts climb into your thinking, don’t jump to a wrong conclusion. Stop and ask the Lord to open your mind to scripture. Remember–“If you hold to [Christ’s] teaching, you are really [His] disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” John 8:31).

How do you keep an “open mind” to understand scripture?