My fellow believers, let us beware that we do not become complacent and neglect our roles as Christ’s followers.
It reminds us that God is not bound to offer grace to the disbelieving rebels, although He has done so time after time. It reminds us that God may also speak judgment to those who close their ears to His grace.
This reminds me less of complaints I’ve heard from others, and leads me to think more of a confession that I need to make. It is this poetry, nearly 500 years old, which rings in my ears in a new way.
Paul’s imprisonment has inspired other Christians to remain strong as they share the gospel story. Because of Paul’s captivity, the Christian community is strengthened: confident, daring, and without fear. How is this possible?
If we are to “become humble like this child,” then perhaps we should ask questions and doubt, but we should do so lovingly.
The Bible tells us that Christ Jesus—truth personified—upholds everything continuously and has worked out our salvation.