Monday, February 4, 2019

February 4

“…but these (signs) are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31)

As you read the Bible you will understand that Jesus is the way to God. If you have great faith or just a little faith doesn’t really matter. Sometimes we illustrate this by putting a chair in the middle of the floor. A person can walk around that chair until he collapses pondering that chair, if it really could hold one’s weight. He can sit in the air above the chair as a test, or he can sit very lightly on the chair and carry most of his weight with his feet. But it is not until he dares to sit down and rest with all his weight on the chair that he really will know if the chair is stable enough to sit on.
It is the same with faith. Many people walk around faith wondering if it would be stable enough for them. They have seen others “sitting down on the chair” and it was strong enough for them. But will it really be strong enough for me?
The point is that it is not my faith that makes the chair strong enough. Lots of faith or a little faith doesn’t matter: If the chair holds my weight it is because it is that stable in itself. The same is true of God. Either my great faith or my little faith affects the existence of God or Jesus’ claims to be the Son of God. Either this is true and then it holds to build one’s life on, or it is not true. The only way to know is to try.

Lord, I thank You for all the millions of Christians, who have tried to believe in You before me and found that faith in God holds. Help me today to rest heavily in faith in You.

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