An atheist confronted a young believer in a park and began to ridicule him for his faith in God. He dared the Christian to refute any of his arguments that he believed disproved the God of believers.
Quietly, another Christian, who had been watching the exchange between the atheist and the Christian, stepped forward and stood next to the young believer.
He did not say a word as he took an orange from his pocket and started to peel it. “What are you doing, fool. If you have something to say, then say it. Otherwise let ‘the believer’ defend his faith.”
After he finished peeling the orange he asked the atheist, “Tell me, is this orange sweet or sour?” Angrily the skeptic shouted and waved his fist and said, “How should I know. I haven’t tried it.”
“Then,” said the Christian, “you would be wise to stop criticizing the Word of God until you’ve tried it.”
Major General Lew Wallace is the author of Ben Hur, the most influential Christian novel of the nineteenth century. At one time in his life he was considered to be an atheist. However, in answer to that statement he wrote, “As a result of my own personal research and many years of study, I became convinced that Jesus Christ was not only a Savior of the world, not only the Savior of the world, but that He was my Savior, too, and being thus convinced I wrote Ben Hur.
“Whosoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord,” wrote the Psalmist.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for Your Word that no one can destroy or diminish, and is the source of our salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 107:43 Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord.