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Can Your Faith Be Trusted?

John 9:7-11
(7)  And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
(8)  The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
(9)  Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
(10)  Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
(11)  He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.

Here we see Jesus healing a blind man and I would like to point out a few interesting things concerning this:

1. The man never asked Jesus to heal him. 

2. The man’s healing was used to glorify God and to show that only Jesus has the Power to heal.

3. Jesus must work the works of His Father. Jesus has a job. His job is to help us.

4. He is the light of the world to lighten every one of us to the knowledge that He is the Son of God and God.

5. The man was not healed until he obeyed Jesus. Notice that his eyes did not receive sight until he did what Jesus told him to do. I always find it interesting how that Jehovah God will heal, fix, or replace something in a person’s life, but that Jesus will require them to do something in the process. I want to point out a few thoughts about this.

A. Faith always produces an action. One sure fire way to know if you are living by faith is to see if there are any actions that are happening from your faith in the Lord. Are there any actions in your life that are a result of you trusting the Lord? If you really do trust God, then what is stopping you from doing what He wants you to do?

B. God wants you to obey Him. While this might sound like the first point, it is different. The difference is that sometimes we do not want to do what God has told us to do. This pool of Siloam…what was the big deal about that pool? Asking Jehovah God “why” is a sign that you do not trust Him and that you are not living by faith. Hebrews 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Obedience is an act of trust in God.

C. God will test your faith. The man was blind. How did he get to the pool of Siloam? The Bible does not record how the blind man got there, but he got there! I have not seen in this chapter, any place where it points out that someone helped him to the pool, but we see that he went and that he can see. There might be a time where God will ask you to do something that will be very difficult for you to do on your own…when that happens, find a way and “get ‘er done”. A faith that cannot be tested, is a faith that cannot be trusted. God knows where your faith is. He does not need to see where your faith is… you do. God wants you to know where your faith is, so that you can grow from there.

Can God trust your faith?

May 28, 2020 - Posted by | Coronovirus, Covid-19, Devotional, faith in God, Madison Street Baptist Church

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