Friday, 6 June 2014

News that's too good to be true......?


In v9 there was genuine, life saving good news...... But when the king heard it in v10' and it sounded too good to be true, he was sceptical .... And who can blame him? But news from God.... Mercy, grace, salvation, freedom always sound too good to be true...

We need the discernment of the Spirit to walk through scepticism, in faith, but also with wisdom & knowledge. 
Zeal alone would never be enough..... It generates momentum and heat, but often not focused direction or light.

This strange and unlikely turn of events, this news that was too good to be true, was also the way God fulfilled a very unlikely prophecy - see v1 & v19.....

Scepticism can blind us to prophetic activity and truth.