When the Son of Man comes,
will he find faith on the earth?
Jesus didn’t praise people for their education, their theatrical talent, their athletic ability, or their business acumen.
But he did praise people for their faith …
“I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith” (Matt. 8:10).
“Woman, you have great faith” (Matt. 15:28).
“Your faith has saved you; go in peace” (Lk. 7:50).
He was disappointed when his disciples’ faith faltered …
“You of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matt. 14:31).
“Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mk. 4:40).
Absence of faith triggers his reproof; presence of faith his praise.
“Lord, increase our faith” (Lk. 17:5).
He likes it when you believe it
because he said it.