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2nd February 2023

Faith in the Creator

And Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.”

Mark 11:22

Dr. Wernher von Braun, the guiding scientist in the development of our great space rockets, has said, “The materialists of the 19th century and the Marxist heirs of the 20th tried to tell us that as science yields more knowledge about the creation, it makes us able to live without faith in a Creator. Yet so far, with every new answer we have discovered new questions. The better we understand the intricacies of the atomic structure, the nature of life and the master plan for the galaxies, the more reason we have found to marvel at the wonder of God’s creation. But our need for God is not based on awe alone. Man needs faith just as he needs food, water, and air. With all the science in the world, we need faith in God.”

After the Lord had turned over the overturned the tables of the money changers in the Temple, the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy Him; for they feared Him, because all the people were astonished at His teaching (Mark 11:15-18). The Lord left the city. The next morning, the disciples were amazed at the withered fig tree, the Lord had cursed the day before. Jesus simply says to them, “Have faith in God.” The emphasis of that command is that God's people should have a deep-settled, consistent, ongoing confidence in Who God is; what God has said; and what God will do. It speaks of a constant communion of prayer with God, dependence upon God, and obedience to God. When Jesus says “have faith in God”, He is encouraging faith in several aspects of God’s character. In God’s Person, in God’s Promises, in God’s Power, and in God’s Purposes.

When it comes to faith in God, we must always remember that He has an eternal plan that He is working to accomplish.


Mark 11:12-24.


Heavenly Father, man's incredible inventions are so insignificant when I contemplate Your magnificent creation. Yet, in complete dependence, I realize my need of faith in You for my smallest need. Amen.



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