What Jesus Did! 'Even a Little Is Very Powerful' — Luke 17:6

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Lord said, "If your faith is as big as a mustard seed, then you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Dig yourself up and plant yourself in the ocean!' And the tree will obey you."
— Luke 17:6 NLT
Illustration of Luke 17:6 NLT — The Lord said, "If your faith is as big as a mustard seed, then you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Dig yourself up and plant yourself in the ocean!' And the tree will obey you."

Key Thought

At first glance, Jesus appears to be making an incredible promise. On a closer look, however, this is a reprimand. Even a little faith is powerful. They would have so much more impact on their world if they could muster even a little faith. Sadly, so much doesn't get done to bless others and to honor God because we have such little faith. Let's be people of faith!

Today's Prayer

Lord God Almighty, challenge me, stir me, move me, motivate me to live by faith and not by sight. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 2 Corinthians 5:1-7
  • 1 Timothy 4:1-4
  • Hebrews 10:38

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.