Luke 17:6 – Real Faith

Luke 17:6
6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

-Have you ever wondered why Jesus likens our faith to a grain of mustard seed?  Surely such a small amount of faith would be easy to come by.  Not so.  This analogy is given to bring to light how rare true faith really is.  True faith completely accepts something without relying on logic, reason, evidence, or rationale.  Consider a small child’s faith in the tooth fairy.  They have never seen the tooth fairy, have no idea what she looks like, and don’t know what she does with children’s teeth or why she would pay money for them.  Not only does the child have none of these answers; it never occurs to the child to ask these questions.  The child’s parent told them and they believe.  Period.  So it should be with our faith.  We have never seen God, don’t know what He looks like, and can’t explain why He does what He does.  It should never occur to us to look for these answers; God’s word told us something and we should believe.  Period.


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