Have you ever wished you had more faith? Learn how to increase your faith in God with these steps from the Bible.
In our text, the Lord Jesus Christ taught the disciples some hard lessons on forgiveness.
“Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.”
Forgiveness is necessary. God forgave us. He expects us to forgive others. We must even forgive the same person repeatedly if they repent. This revelation blew the disciples’ minds!
Forgiveness is one of the most challenging duties of the Christian life. It is contrary to fleshly wisdom. It requires elevation of petty feelings of offense, anger, malice, and revenge.The Bible gives us four ways to increase our faith. Click To Tweet
Unforgiveness is a sin. It is one of the most hurtful and ignored sins among Christians.
This article is not about forgiveness. Although forgiveness is a worthy study, we don’t have the space in this article to discuss forgiveness, the levels of forgiveness, and how to forgive.
Today, we focus on the phrase, “Increase our faith.”
The Disciples recognized that they didn’t have the strong faith required to take the next step of obedience. They needed more faith!
The idea that we need more faith to accomplish God’s will can be applied to many areas of life. As you grow in grace, your faith will need to increase.
Some people have stopped following Christ because they sense their inability to obey what God commanded. The Apostles recognized that they didn’t have what they needed, but the Lord did. They asked Him to increase their faith.
INCREASE OUR FAITH!
What a compelling request!
This request acknowledges the: