Matthew 17:20 – If you had faith, even the size of a mustard seed

Published On: 8 de February de 2023Categories: Bible Study

If you had faith even the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible for you.This is a verse found in the book of Matthew 17:20, which forms part of the New Testament of the Holy Bible.

Jesus is bringing his disciples a great lesson and answering their question about the real reason why they were unable to heal a demon-possessed boy. A large crowd was waiting for Jesus at the foot of the mountain. Suddenly, a man approached, kneeling before Jesus, and began to speak with the master. That man explained the situation of his son, who suffered terribly from convulsions and that his son often fell into fire or water.

And here comes the central passage of this study that says:“if you had faith even the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible for you, Matheists 17:20.

Here in this verse JJesus is emphasizing the importance of faith in working miracles and also in overcoming obstacles.

Even if we have “a small amount of faith” that little faith can produce amazing results and that if the disciples have enough faith they can accomplish great things. We understand that faith is important for Christians, because the Bible says that faith is believing in God and in his word. In Hebrews 11:1, it is written: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” far beyond reason or human understanding and allows us to live in communion with God.

Hebrews 11:1 it shows that faith allows what is still hidden, that is, things that cannot be seen or understood, to come true.

The Bible teaches that only through faith is it possible to develop a relationship of communion with God. John 3:16, it is written: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. Through faith we believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to reconcile man with God, and thus inherit eternal life. Faith is the source of hope and the way in which we can draw close to God.

According to the bible how to have faith?

Seek to know more and more the word of God: Knowledge of the word of God, whether by reading, studying and meditating on the Bible, becomes a fundamental tool to understand the character and purposes of God and the beginning of the exercise of faith.

Pray: The strengthening of faith is achieved through constant prayers and as well as confidence in their answer.

Confess your doubts and weaknesses: recognizing your faults and sins are ways to strengthen faith, as it demonstrates how much you are willing to let God work in your life.

Witness your faith: Faith is something that should be shared with other people, as it helps to strengthen them in the midst of adversity. When you talk about the things God does in your life, it builds your trust in God and strengthens other people’s faith.

Stand firm amid trials: It is in difficult times that your faith is tested, amid trials, you have the opportunity, to make faith grow and strengthen. Trust God even when things don’t seem to work out.

Give thanks to God: Strengthening faith also involves gratitude, because there must be constant thanksgiving to God for the good things you have achieved and for the things you hope he will accomplish in your life.

Be faithful to God: Whatever happens, your faith and trust in God must remain unshakable, even when struggles arise. Stay true to your commitments to God and honoring his word.

Remember that faith does not come from us, faith is a gift from God and just like a beautiful flower, we need to cultivate and strengthen our faith. Faith has a growth process along the Christian walk, as you get closer to God and trust Him more, faith begins to evolve and generate new experiences.

How can faith influence our actions?

Through faith we find directions and are helped to make decisions. Be ethical or moral. Faith encourages us to feel compassion and love for others. We are called to face life’s difficulties and make difficult choices.

Faith makes us grow spiritually, creates deeper and more meaningful experiences, leads us to obey God, and increasingly generates the desire to follow his teachings. It brings with it forgiveness, no matter what happened, as we are guided to live a life full of love and grace.

Faith encourages us to have compassion for others. Especially for people who need help. Thus, faith is what motivates us to live more positively and meaningfully, helping us to make the right choices for our lives.

What is the role of faith in everyday life?

Faith has a significant influence on our daily lives, providing stability and guidance for our actions and choices. Some of the ways faith can affect our daily lives include: offering hope and comfort, giving strength and courage, providing moral direction, encouraging compassion and love, teaching gratitude, strengthening relationships, and giving a sense of purpose and meaning.

Confidence and comfort: Faith offers us confidence and comfort during difficult times, allowing us to face challenges with determination and courage.

Courage and strength: Faith provides us with courage and strength to deal with challenges and make challenging choices in life.

Ethical guidance: Faith guides us toward ethical and right decisions, providing a moral basis for our actions.

Kindness and compassion: Faith encourages us to be kind and compassionate to those around us, especially those who need help.

Appreciation: Faith teaches us to be grateful for the blessings in our lives and to appreciate the simple things.

Relationships: Faith can strengthen relationships with God and with the people around us, helping us to live meaningfully and lovingly.

Sense of Purpose: Faith gives us purpose and meaning in life, allowing us to live more fully and fulfilling lives.

It is important to pray to God for faith to have a deeper connection with him. Some tips are: open your heart to God, read the Word of God, confess your doubts, seek God’s presence, thank him, and persist in prayer daily.

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Written by : Ministério Veredas Do IDE

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