<<believability, trustworthy>>

Everything about God is totally credible and dependable as He is not a man that He should lie (Num 23:19). Some people do not believe until they see the evidence (1 Kgs 10:6-9; Mk 16:11,14; Lk 24:11; Jn 20:25-27). Paul writes that God’s creation is evidence to mankind of His character (Rom 1:18-20).

Understandably the disciples had a mistrust of Paul’s conversion, suspicious whether it was genuine or a trick (Act 9:21,26). Faith must have some grounds for its stance – it not just wishful thinking.

The credibility of our character is                        proved by consistency

Be prepared to investigate further when you encounter people and things that puzzle you.

“Are you the Christ?” (Lk 22:67). There is nothing wrong in asking questions to validate the truth, however when it is recognised it must be acted on. At all times speak the truth and do not exaggerate to impress so you are known as reliable and sincere – that is credible witnesses.

Moses was concerned he would not be taken seriously when he went to Pharaoh to say, “God said let my people go” (Ex 4:1, 5:1,2) but God’s credibility was at stake. Pharaoh dismissed the directive, and brought much suffering on the Egyptians until he finally relented, realizing that God would do what he intended.

See also: character, evidence, faith, honesty, integrity, proof, trustworthy, truth.

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