Saturday, March 25, 2017

Where is thy faith?

Luk 8:22  Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
Luk 8:23  But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
Luk 8:24  And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
Luk 8:25  And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
Jesus asked "Where is your faith?" Didn't they come to him? Perhaps this was more in reference to their great fear. For as long as Jesus is with us, we should not fear. Jesus could walk on storm tossed waters. 

Mat 14:24  But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 
Mat 14:25  And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

 And he spoke to the water and wind and they were calmed. What manner of man is this? A man who is both human and God. Jesus the human in the boat was asleep. God the Spirit, does not need to sleep. Jesus was fully man and fully God. He could speak with the authority and power of God and still experience the life of a human who came from heaven. As we are humans, not from heaven, but from Adam, we have been accustomed to this physical life of material things. I think Jesus was wanting them to have faith in God and spiritual truth. Several times when I was in trouble, for example, in a car out of control, I have yelled the name of God or Jesus for help and his angels kept me from harm. Our faith is to trust God the Father, Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit. This is to have faith that God cares for us. If we see Jesus only as a man, our faith is not placed on the true Lord and Savior. Faith and trust keeps fear away.

Luk 12:31  But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Luk 12:32  Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

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