Degrees of Faith

While the Bible speaks of“one faith”(Eph. 4:5), it also tells of varying degrees of faith. Consider the following:

1. Little faith.“But He said to them, ‘Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?’ Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm”(Mt. 8:26).

2. Dead faith.“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also”(Jas. 2:26).

3. Great faith.“When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”(Mt. 8:10).

We also read about strong faith (Rom. 4:20), perfect faith (Jas. 2:22), active faith (Jas. 2:14-18; 21-23), etc. Of the numerous “faiths” mentioned, we must avoid the “little” and the “dead.”

Faith comes from hearing God’s word (Rom. 10:17). If we will feast regularly upon God’s holy writ and apply its teachings, our faith will be active, perfect, strong, - indeed great! What is your degree of faith?

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- David McPherson
"Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forevermore!" - Psalm 113:

Church of Christ in Galena 2014