ONCE, I MOVED TO A NEW CITY and by God’s providence, I found a place to stay with a friend whom I had known from Secondary School. I remember the very first few months of my stay in his place came with scary encounters with scorpions. The biggest of them had drowned overnight in the kitchen bucket while I had to kill two more that moved across the room carpet. All of these happened in my friend’s absence, who had travelled at the time.

Then came my friend from his trip and he suggested that we should change the position of the carpets in our room. This was going to require us to pull up all the carpets. Recounting my experience with the scorpions, I told him that I was certain we were going to see at least one scorpion while we engaged in the exercise. He disagreed, but I was really assured that we were going to see at least one scorpion beneath the carpets. My experience of seeing scorpions in his absence convinced me that there was no way we would raise all the carpets in the room and not find at least one little scorpion, lurking somewhere underneath the carpets. Matter-of-factly, I had always thought, since my encounter with the scorpions, that there were surely more of them.

Fast forward thirty minutes, and alas, I was wrong! Not one single scorpion did we find. I couldn’t believe what had just happened. How could I be so sure, but be so wrong?

‘How could I be so sure, but be so wrong?’ is the question that every truth-loving Christian must ask when God brings before him or her the truth as he or she may find hard to swallow. Especially in times like these, described in the Scriptures as the last days, Satan has experienced tremendous success in deluding many unsuspecting Christians by the virtue of their senses, their experiences, their encounters, their inheritance, their endeavours, and many more, which, sadly, has taken them far away from the truth as it is in God’s infallible word.

Since ancient times, Satan has continually disguised himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14) and now, darkness has never looked so much like light. But the gap between light and darkness, and between truth and error, will lessen even more as end time Bible prophecies continue to unfold.

Thus, when the truth is brought before the Christian, which is founded on the unmistakable evidence of God’s word, the Christian must bow humbly before the great I AM, and let the question, ‘How could I be so sure, but be so wrong?’ ring loud and clear in his or her mind. Only in this way, in childlike humility, can the Holy Spirit impress upon our hearts that which Jesus Christ desires us to know.

Beloved, behold the narrow way! Jesus is coming again.

||Test all things; hold fast what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21) . . . To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them (Isaiah 8:20).||

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