When you were a kid and your mother told you to do something you didn’t really want to do and you argued about it, what was her response? I bet it was something like, “Because I said so.” If Momma said to do something, there was no arguing allowed. You weren’t allowed to question motives or reasons why. She said so.
So why do we question Jesus? Should his word not be enough for us?
For some, seeing is believing. But that’s not what faith is about.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
How can we trust what Jesus says is true? How do we know his words will come to pass? Because he is the Word.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 (NIV)
We can take Jesus at his word because God sent him as His Word and He promised that His Word would accomplish the purpose for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:11).
We can take our example from the Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus spoke to her. He performed no miracle. But the truth of his words drew her to him.
And because of his words many more became believers.
John 4:41 (NIV)
The royal official, too, took Jesus at his word. He believed that his son would be well if Jesus would only say the words.
Jesus replied, “You may go. Your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed.
John 4:50 (NIV)
Words have become so cheap that we have devalued that which the Son of God spoke. We struggle to believe that what he said is really true. Yet, because God said so should be all the proof we need to believe. Even more than the Samaritan woman and the royal official, we have a long record of the lengths God will go to just to keep His Word. We can see, yet many still do not believe. What more should it take for people to see the truth of God’s Word? His Word should be enough simply because He said so.
Read: 2 Kings 6-8, John 4:31-54