Pleasing God Through Faith

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. (John 20:24-31, KJV)

This is a scenario that we should consider concerning our faith in Jesus. The disciples are our example, but we should not follow after their doubts or unbelief. Their doubts or unbelief was recorded or written for our learning. God is pleased with us when we believe in Him with His faith through our lifestyle while we have yet to see Him. He is our Hope and Faith. It is impossible to please God without faith. Thomas, who is called Didymus, is one of Jesus’ disciples out of the twelve who received power just as the rest of the eleven disciples received power to do ministry, healing, and casting out of unclean spirits in spite of God knowing Thomas’ heart and his unbelief in that he would doubt concerning the witness of the other disciples after Jesus’ resurrection. The reason why this was written and recorded concerning Thomas is to teach us that we should remain firm in our faith and always be blessed in God as we please Him.

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