There are four major occurrences in the Bible which Jesus described as “little faith”. We have been able to see and know two of these in Part 1, we shall also look at the other two from the scriptures and see why Jesus described those who are involved in that situation as men of “little faith”.
Matthew 14: 31 [KJV] – And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Doubt is a display of “little faith”. Strong faith does not stagger, it maintains the confession and the focus even in the face of a terrible situation. Peter actually walked on the same water with Jesus, but that same water sank Peter and didn’t sink Jesus. A doubting man will sink even if he’s in the presence of Jesus. Doubt overtook Peter because he turned his eyes away from the one who bided him to come walk on water. Doubts will take your eyes and heart from the promises of the Word. Refuse to be double minded, a double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Stand your ground and resist the devil, and he will flee.
- LACK OF UNDERSTANDING
Matthew 16: 8 [KJV] – Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
Jesus had miraculously fed four thousand people by multiplying seven loaves of bread and some fishes, then the Pharisee came afterwards to temp and trap him. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees and warned his disciples to be careful of the leaven of the Pharisee, but the disciples didn’t understand what Jesus meant by the leaven of the Pharisees; they thought he was referring to the miracle of the food that just took place and the fact they forgot to take some parts of the food Jesus provided for themselves; but Jesus was not actually talking about the food, but warned them about the doctrines and the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and Sadducees. We are to be careful about anything that does not align with God’s word, for it can tamper with our faith. We must be full of understanding in the gospel.
CONFESSION – I am a believer, not a doubter; I am firmly hold on to the Word of God; I grow and the eyes of my understanding are enlightened.