Luke 17:5,6 - When You Need More Faith.

Luke 17:5,6 - When You Need More Faith.

Luke 17:5,6 (KJV)  And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase 
our faith.  And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard 
seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the 
root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.  

Luke 17:5,6 (CWR)  One of His disciples said, "Lord, please give 
us more faith!"  Jesus said, "Your faith might be as tiny as a 
mustard seed, but if you talk faith and live out your faith, God will 
make it grow. God can do anything. If you would say to this mulberry 
tree, `Pull yourself up by the roots and plant yourself in the sea'-if 
God wanted it to happen that way, it would. 


The Sycamine tree is a tree of the mulberry family whose roots 
were regarded as being particularly strong, making it virtually 
impossible to uproot.  [Ryrie] 


Faith is like a seed: it seems small and weak, but it has life 
in it; and if it is cultivated, it will grow and release power. We 
need faith for many areas of life: Faith to forgive (1-4), Faith to 
serve (5-10), Faith to pray (11-19), Faith to be ready when He comes 
(20-37). The important thing is not to set dates but to be ready when He 
comes, for true faith leads to faithfulness. To look around at the 
increase in sin will discourage you, and to look back (as did Lot's wife) 
may destroy you, so look up and eagerly expect the Lord's return 
today? [Chapter by Chapter Bible Commentary by Warren Wiersbe re Luke 

Increasing Faith. --You have to talk faith, you have to live 
faith, you have to act faith, that you may have an increase of faith; 
and thus exercising that living faith you will grow to strong men 
and women in Christ Jesus.  5BC1121,2 

REMEMBER: Romans 10:17 (KJV)So then faith cometh by hearing, and 
hearing by the word of God.