It occurred to be today that the "foot in the door" that Satan uses is not "unbelief", it is the seed of doubt.
I was watching "History" today, a program about the battles of the Old Testament and how secular scholars read "history" into them.
Moses, instead of an instrument of the Most High, became an astute military commander who used his intimate knowledge of the terrain to his advantage.
Joshua, rather than following the command of God, became a blood thirsty and ruthless murderer.
The language was sprinkled with "supposedly" and "assuming there is a god..."
It is here, in the Old Testament, that the seeds of the undermining of God's Word begins. When we sow the seeds of doubt in our minds in one arena, it becomes much easier to reap those seeds in another.
Do I think it is possible (or even likely) that Moses was an astute military leader? Sure...but I believe that the skill was used of God for God's purpose.
Do I think that Rahab might have had her own best interests in mind when she hung the scarlet cord out of her window? Of course...but it was all part of the plan of God.
We live in a lost and dying world, full of sin and strife. But my God is in control.
Proverbs 21:1 - The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.
It seems so reasonable to listen to the world's "logic", to believe that our "modern" era has answers that God's people didn't.
But we don't. We may have science and we may fall for "political correctness". But our ways are not His ways and our thoughts are not His thoughts.
It is important (for me) to remember that what I think seems so reasonable may be contrary to the will of the Most High.