“But he said to them, “Why are you cowardly, you people of little faith?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it was dead calm.”Matthew 8:26 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/mat.8.26.NET
Little faith means little courage in the things of God. Great faith means great courage in the matters of God. How can I increase my faith to be more courageous for God? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. This is perhaps the most significant explanation for why Christians fail to publicly identify with Jesus or carry out His commands in the marketplace. Little time spent in His word and more time pursuing pleasure and treasure creates men disobedient to God and disinterested in seeing His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Our Christian marketplace leaders must become like Jesus described in Philippians 2. As He did not consider equality with God something to maintain, these men must become the lowest of men, not seeking selfish gain, not seeking power or prominence, not seeking greater income, but seeking justice, righteousness, and holiness in our laws and ways. All Christians must saturate themselves with God’s word so that we become courageous doers of His word even as we speak courageously of His word. If we want to see more of God in our world, we must become more courageous for God in the world. Courage is a result of faith. How great is our faith? How great is our courage for Christ? How much are we taking in God’s Word?