“I find not salvation put upon the strength of faith, but the truth of faith; not upon the brightest degree, but upon any degree of faith. It is not said, If you have such a degree of faith you shall be justified and saved; but simply believing is required. The lowest degree of true faith wilt do it . . .”

— William Greenhill, An Exposition on the Prophet Ezekiel

“A weak faith is true. The bruised reed is but weak, yet it is such as Christ will not break. Though thy faith be but weak, yet be not discouraged. A weak faith may receive a strong Christ: a weak hand can tie the knot in marriage as well as a strong; a weak eye might have seen the brazen serpent. The promise is not made to strong faith, but to true. The promise doth not say, Whosoever hath a giant faith that can remove mountains, that can stop the mouth of lions, shall be saved; but whosoever believes, be his faith never so small.”

— Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity

“Weak faith will as surely land the Christian in heaven as strong faith, for it is impossible the least dram of true grace should perish…”

— William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour

And the one shot more powerful than these three:

“For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

— Matthew 17:20

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3 thoughts on “A Triple Shot (Plus One) for the Faint of Heart”

  1. Dave says:

    This reminds me of Tim Keller saying something along the lines of:
    “When Israel passed through the Red Sea some Israelites walked through in absolute terror and some walked through in absolute awe. All were saved.

    It is not the quality of your faith that saves. It is the object of your faith that saves.”

  2. Wendy Preedom says:

    Here is to shutting the mouths of lions.

  3. The confidence or trust that we put in a person who has given us cause to think that he is reliable and is able and willing to help us in our need.

    We give glory to God when we trust him to do what he has promised to do–especially when all human possibilities are exhausted. Faith glorifies God. That is why God planned for faith to be the way we are justified.

    Faith = joy in all circumstances

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