John 4:50 – The man took Jesus at His word and departed. (NIV 1978)
My Musing – A couple of things stand out. He took Jesus at His word on a big request. He did not ask for some kind of assurance or sign. He did not ask that Jesus go back with him. He simply believed and returned to his home.
My Advice – You can always take God at His word. The “trick” is in knowing when He is “speaking” to you. The better your relationship, the better you will be at knowing.
Mark 10:15 – “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (NIV 1978)
My Musings – The faith of children is amazing. They have not yet allowed their faith to be polluted and diluted by the so-called ‘wisdom” of this world, which God calls foolishness.
My Advice – Never allow yourself to lose the childlike faith that you began your life in Christ with. Intellectual attacks against the simplicity of the Gospel are common and sometimes compelling (at least on the surface). But in the end it comes down to faith.