Luke 17.5 proclaims we need more faith, tell us how to get it.images

The Apostles were not asking Jesus for faith but for more faith.

The usual response for gaining faith is by hearing God’s Word. When the Apostle Paul taught this truth, the faith he was discussing was saving faith – faith that accompanies those who move from ignorance or indifference to God to love for God in Jesus the Savior.

The Apostles had this faith but they wanted more faith in order to do the works Jesus did.

Jesus did not give the Apostles ‘the ten steps to more faith’ or some other magic formula. Instead, Jesus told them a story about servants doing what they are supposed to do without seeking any kind of personal recognition.

The Apostles wanted more faith so they could do great things for God, and maybe for some personal accolades too.

God wants people to obey Him without seeking credit for any success they might have in their service for Him.

It is hard to serve without recognition. Everyone asks themselves, ‘what’s in it for me,’ before giving or doing anything.

Greater faith is a by-product of greater love for God in Jesus.

The more our love for Him increases the more our obedience to Him increases and the more our faith in Him increases.

Obedience is the practical means by which we demonstrate our love for God and our loyalty to God before people.

Obedience to God is doing the practical, ordinary things that demonstrate God’s love for people to others as we go about our day as His servants.

God is not interested in our doing great things for Him, He is interested in us doing things for others in obedience to Him which cause people to see how great God is.

One Reply to “How to get more Faith”

  1. “God is not interested in our doing great things for Him, He is interested in us doing things for others in obedience to Him which cause people to see how great God is.” Wonderful, Mike!

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