By Linda Tancs

The term “doubting Thomas” refers to a skeptic, one who refuses to believe without the benefit of personal experience. It derives from the apostle John’s gospel account of the apostle Thomas, who refused to believe that the resurrected Jesus had appeared to the other disciples until he experienced it himself (John 20:24-29). In other words, seeing is believing. That’s the common refrain in the natural world but, biblically, we live by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). In fact, it’s appropriate that we’re likened to sheep in a scriptural context because sheep can’t see well; they’re dependent on the shepherd’s voice to lead them. Listen for His voice.


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