The Fear of Knowing the Truth – Mark 9:30-32

They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

Why would they be afraid to ask? Do they fear His frustration with their faith again? Do they fear His disappointment? Certainly that could be the case. They have disappointed Him many times. Is it possible, however, that maybe, just maybe, they fear His honesty? Maybe they are like us and simply do not want to face the truth of what the future holds. Maybe they are holding tightly to a different version of their future with Christ that includes earthly glory, honor and rule. Maybe, just maybe, they are afraid to ask because they do not want to understand. Maybe they are afraid of the truth.

May we never be guilty of such. It is the Truth that sets us free.

The One who subjected Himself to these dark days of history holds the future in His hands. He is Sovereign. He is Lord. May we have the courage to trust Him even when the future may not seem very bright to us. Yes, He is Lord of all time, even the future. He has proven time and again that He can be trusted.

Keep the Faith. Trust Him.

He who has ears to hear….use them.

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