A man (woman) agrees to take a job with a company. The company tells the man that he will be paid every two weeks. The man agrees to the terms and accepts the job. The man reports to work the first day, works eight hours, and afterwards, he goes home. The next day the man repeats what he did the first day. The man does the exact same thing for one week straight. This is a classic example of faith in action. The man has placed his faith in the company, believing that he will be paid when he gets to the end of the pay period, which is supported by him going to work every day and not getting any form of compensation during the period. Payday comes and the company gives the man his first paycheck. Now that the man has his paycheck, he does not need faith anymore because the thing that he had hope for, the thing that he believed he was getting from the company is now a reality.
Whenever there is faith, there is also some type of action involved. Everywhere you see faith expressed in the Bible, there is some type of action associated with that faith. Faith is acting, which is the action, upon what you believe. In our story, the man’s faith is tied to the belief, the well-ground assurance that he will be paid when he is supposed to be paid. The evidence of his conviction is tied to him going to work every day, even though he cannot see the reality of the thing he hopes to get, which is the pay. Once the man gets his paycheck, he does not need faith anymore because the thing that he had hope for, the thing that he believed he was getting from the company is now a reality. So, how is your faith? Is it possible that your faith be just a little stronger than you first thought? Now that you know a little more about faith, having that “mustard seed faith” might not be so farfetched.
“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” (Matthew 17:5-6).
“… for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20).
As always, we remind you to check out the information for yourself, verifying that what is presented, regardless of the source, is not contrary to the word of God. Never accept anyone’s interpretation, including ours, for something that you have not investigated yourself. Words can be manipulated to say many things, just make sure the ones that you accept are those of God and not those of man. Amen.
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Enjoy your blessings - KW