Who Do You Put Your Faith In? (Through the Gospels)


"When he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, 'Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ They said to him, 'Yes, Lord.' Then he touched their eyes, saying, 'According to your faith be it done to you'” ^Matthew 9:28-30.

It is not about how much faith you have, it is about who you have your faith in. The measure of your faith is not as important as the object of your faith. 

These two blind men come to Jesus and say, “Have mercy on us, ‘Son of David’” (Matthew 9:27). These men may have been physically blind, but they were not spiritually blind. This is the first time in the gospel of Matthew Jesus is called, “Son of David.” This phrase is the Messianic Title of the person who was save and rule Israel. The crowds saw Jesus of Nazareth, these blind men saw Jesus the Messiah. 

Jesus responds to their faith by saying, “‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ They said to him, ‘Yes, Lord.’ Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you’” (Matthew 9:30). According to your faith is not talking about the proportion of their faith bur rather in response to their faith.

As much as it was their faith that enabled them to receive their miracle, it was who they put their faith in. They put their faith in the Savior of the world. They put their faith in the Healer of all sickness. It was because they put their faith in Jesus that they were able to receive this miraculous healing.

Where do you put your faith? Who do you put your faith in? Do you put your faith in your friends? Your family? Or maybe your career? All of these things will eventually fail you. I encourage you today, put your faith in Jesus. Your faith may be faint, but put it in Him and watch it do miraculous things. God bless you. 

William ChungComment