I recently did a word study on faith and I came up with a huge list of the many different aspects of faith. This blog post will just barely touch the surface of this vast topic, but I do hope you will come away with some practical thoughts around faith.
We are all given a measure of faith.
Firstly, we all have faith. As Christians, we are all given a measure or proportion of faith. See Romans 12:3, 6 (KJV). Since we all have some faith, it would be wrong for someone to claim they didn’t have any.
Faith can be little or great, weak or strong.
Check out these scriptures to see for yourself that faith can be little, great, weak, or strong. See Romans 14:1, Romans 4:19-20, Matthew 6:30, Matthew 8:10, 26, Matthew 15:28 (KJV).
I don’t know about you but I don’t want my faith to be little or weak, but rather great and strong. Since faith can be increased (see next point) why would anyone want to stay with little or weak faith?
Faith can be increased, grown, built up, or denied, cast off, overthrown.
Given the importance (partially addressed in the next point) of faith and that it can be increased and built up, we should endeavor, then, to build our own faith up. Make sure you check out these scriptures. See 2 Corinthians 10:15, 2 Thessalonians 1:3, Jude 1:20, 1 Timothy 5:8 (KJV).
Your faith and trial of your faith are precious.
See 1 Peter 1:7 and 2 Peter 1:1 (KJV) to see for yourself how precious your faith is. (hint: more precious than gold)
What conclusion can we draw from just these very few verses and points on faith?
Don’t take your faith for granted. Try to make it bigger and stronger. Guard it and protect it from weakening or being overthrown.
Help with how to do that will have to wait until another time. For now, please share in the comment section below how you guard, protect, increase or strengthen your faith.