God Does NOT Increase Faith

Written by Joe Dardano

In Luke 17:5, the Apostles asked Jesus, “increase our faith!” In the verses that follow, we learn that it is not God’s job to increase our faith. It may sound strange, but I encourage you to read the whole chapter 17 in the Book of Luke. Immediately after that demand from the Apostles, Jesus outlines the parable of the mulberry tree being uprooted and thrown into the sea if one only had the faith as tiny as the mustard seed. Then Jesus discusses the relationship between master and servant. Christ points out that after the servant has done his job, the master certainly does not ask him to join the master at the table to eat. No, the servant needs to do his job–the job of serving the master. In both instances, the onus on increasing faith rests on us, not God. We need to hold the requisite faith, even as tiny as a mustard seed in order to see results. God does not increase our faith becasue it is not His job, just like it is not the job of the servant to dine with the master.

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Joe Dardano

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