As we shall be reminded, mankind could not live without faith, but the Object of our faith is of supreme importance: because to be helpful, our faith must be in One who is abundantly able to help us.
After Jesus pronounced a curse on the unfruitful fig tree and it withered, Peter mentioned it and Jesus said,
” Have faith in God.” Mark [11:22].
Then in the next verses He tells the disciples mountains can be removed, and by faith their desires can be granted.
As stated, man could not live without faith, but often this truth is taken for granted by many. It is by faith we rise from our bed each morning and believe our feet will support us. It is by faith we flip on the light switch or turn on the water faucet and expect to receive light or water. It is by faith we mail a letter or package and believe it will be delivered to its designated address. And at night when we close our eyes in sleep, we have faith that we will awaken next morning.
Though faith is required in each of the above and is similar to saving faith, objects of faith can not be trusted always. Human feet are flesh and subject to immobility and disease. Utility companies sometimes have complications and are not able to function.
Mail can get lost and not arrive at its destination, and man has no promise of tomorrow.
Therefore, we cannot trust the objects of the above examples. God, however, is the object of every believer’s faith and can be trusted. We can trust Him because He’s worthy of our trust and loves us and is sovereign.
“For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John [3:16].
Father in heaven, Thank you for sending Jesus to be the Savior of the world. May any lost sheep outside your fold, by faith accept Him today. We pray in Jesus Name. Amen.