God’s presence in people’s lives often attracts testing and difficult questions:
The queen of Sheba heard about Solomon’s fame connected with the name of Yahweh and came to test him with difficult questions…She came to Solomon and spoke to him about everything that was on her mind. (1 Kings 10:1,2b)
How we respond matters. Sometimes we can respond like Solomon, who was able to face the difficulties with wisdom and grace but only because God gave him the wisdom and grace he needed. We can’t do it on our own. The attraction of faith isn’t an attraction to us but to God who is working through us. We must continue to let Him work through us in our interactions and responses, or our faith suddenly loses its attraction. The more we point to ourselves instead of God, the less attractive we are.