24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 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.
26 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. 27 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. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. (John 20:24-29 KJV)
I want to know one thing; is it prudent to be cautious because it may be a trick or is it okay to go along with the flow and wait for the consequences? Everyone have doubts about this or that, even to the point of inaction when it seem wiser to act. Act now and, maybe, that action will get you somewhere or don’t act and miss a good opportunity. I can imagine these things went through the mind of Thomas. He was with Christ when he did many great things and witnessed the consequences of those great things. Thomas knew Jesus could bring people from death, but I imagined he did not think He could bring Himself from death. After all Jesus either laid hands on the people or called out to them. Who laid hands on Him or called out to Him? I think that went through the mind of Thomas.
In the world today, there are more than enough doubts to go around many times. Who does a person trust? What is said is not necessarily the truth especially with the scams going around. Show me (I am not from Missouri). I need the truth but, like in the movie “An officer and a gentleman”, can I stand the truth? There are so many ins and outs, like a maze, my mind is constantly running amuck. I am forever wondering who is telling the truth or, at least, not twisting what is really happening. I am a doubting Thomas.
This is something more prevalent in politics than anywhere else and it is all over the world. It is like the old con game of bait and switch. In other words, tell the people what they want to hear and do some of what they want or none at all. At a young age I have become to expect this type of action from all politicians and now anyone in government. Especially those that will say they are not a politician and want to clean up government.
I don’t know about others but the person that have shown me they are deceitful I don’t trust for any reason. When they tell me they will make my life better, and I know their deceitful past, I would be a fool to trust them. I am a doubting Thomas and more should be. The other side of the coin is better but almost impossible to find.
It is almost impossible to find that person that have shown true truth. That person that, through their life is pure or almost pure. They are not Christ but closer than the person that have been deceitful. That person may do things without first telling you but they did not lie to you. I can’t be a doubting Thomas with this type of person, I can trust him or her. But, I am a doubting Thomas, I have learned to trust no one, especially our government today. Especially after knowing the deceitfulness of the make-up of our government today. They are not anywhere close to the truthfulness of Christ so why should I believe them? I will forever be a “Doubting Thomas”.
One more item have come forth in the news and I will write on the subject later:
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. 8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:7-8 KJV)