Monday, October 6, 2008


One of the things that Jesus noticed about others was the strength of their faith.

From having a lack of faith, to having enough faith to move mountains, Jesus always seemed to make it a point to comment on it and point it out to others from time to time. Here are a few examples...

Mark 2:4-5

4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."

Luke 7:8-10

8 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."

9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel." 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.

Matthew 14:30-31

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"

Jesus always seemed to go out of his way to point out to people what they might have been ignoring themselves. The strength of our faith is something that we do tend to ignore. And I believe that if we could of had a personal encounter with Jesus such as in the examples above that He would point out our faith to us as well.

Faith is one of the essential basics in our Christian walk. The strength we have in our faith will determine many things for us.

Do we have a strong faith, giving us a firm foundation?

Or has our faith become weakened and in need of reevaluation?

Take a look at your faith and think about what Jesus might say to you if your name was inserted in any of the examples above.

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