The impotent man at the pool of Bethesda was waiting for a moving of the waters. How this ailing world today looks to movements, political and social, to alleviate its sick and sad condition! Furthermore, that man waited for a man: “I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool…” (John 5:7). How ailing humanity looks today to this messiah and that, this false Christ and that, for its deliverance! All the while, there stood by the cripple the Master, asking, “Wilt thou be made whole?” (John 5:6). This world is one vast pool of Bethesda with its impotent millions looking to movements and men but not to the Master.
Ever learning, and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.
II Timothy 3:7
When we come to a decision about a spiritual matter, Satan would worry us and keep us in fear that perhaps we did not do right. But never to come to a decision is still worse unbelief than to come with weak faith. To settle a matter as best one knows how in accordance with Scripture, even though one’s cry is, “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief,” is certainly nearer the truth than not to come at all. Christ will receive all who come. In the Gospels they simply came, and He commended their faith when they thought they had little.
What pleases God is faith, and the weakest faith is better than no faith. Faith does not look at itself. One does not see sight by closing his eyes and looking around on the inside of his head. He looks at something, and what he sees confirms the fact that he has sight. Looking unto Jesus we find that He meets our need and proves that we have faith.
“Ever learning” is not the way to truth. Look and live and learn as you go.