Wednesday, November 25, 2015

the results of faith

Matthew 21

18 In the morning, as Jesus was returning to Jerusalem, he was hungry,

19 and he noticed a fig tree beside the road.

He went over to see if there were any figs, but there were only leaves.

Then he said to it,

"May you never bear fruit again!"

And immediately the fig tree withered up.

  20 The disciples were amazed when they saw this and asked,

"How did the fig tree wither so quickly?"

  21 Then Jesus told them,

"I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don't doubt, you can do things like this and much more.

You can even say to this mountain,

'May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,'

and it will happen.

22 You can pray for anything,

and if you have faith,

you will receive it."

What was Jesus talking about here? What is the reality?

I don't think He was saying that God is some sort of celestial vending machine, serving up fantastic miracles.

So what was He saying?

Was Jesus simply using hyperbole to highlight our general lack of faith in God?

What would our lives look like if we believed more in the power of God & His willingness to use His power at our request?

What do you think Jesus was really saying here?

If you'd like to share with me what you think, comment below.

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