(Guest post by: Madie Hobbs)
After reading this title, you may be thinking, what do you mean, “Will He Find Faith”? Will who find faith? Why wouldn’t He find faith? Well, let me phrase it this way, do you think God will find faith among His people when he returns?
A few days ago, as I was doing my Bible study and reading in the book of Luke, a parable caught my attention. In Luke 18, verses 1-8, Jesus was speaking to his disciples and told them a parable about a judge who did not fear God or care about men. A certain widow kept coming to the judge and begging that he would give her justice against her adversary. He kept refusing, but she kept coming back to him time and time again. Finally, after realizing the widow was not going to give up, the judge says (verse 5):
“Because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!”
In verse six, Jesus speaks about how the Lord is a just Judge and will grant justice to all His people in His timing. But it was verse eight that really stuck out to me. It says:
“I tell you; He will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
This was a question I hadn’t ever really heard before. It just hit me as one of those silent “wow” moments. Will He find faith on the earth? Will He find genuine faith? Not just people who seek Him every now and then, but people who keep coming to Him over and over. People who persist in seeking His kingdom.
As I was preparing to write this post, I gathered some information by studying various commentaries. One of my favorites was Matthew Henry, who says this:
“It is foretold that, when Christ comes to plead his people’s cause, he will find but little faith in comparison with what one might expect. That is, in general, he will find but few good people, few that are really and truly good. Many that have the form and fashion of godliness, but few that have faith, that are sincere and honest.”
That is the whole reason Lilly and I started The Few. We want to see people develop real faith. Not people who merely have the form and fashion of godliness, but people who truly seek God and are willing to fall on their face before him in utter desperation for everything that He is.
Jesus told this parable to His followers to this end; that we should always pray and not give up (verse 1). As The Few, we should always be in a spirit of prayer, seeking God’s will and God’s glory.
Charles Spurgeon said it this way, “…like the old knights, always in warfare-not always on their steeds dashing forward with their lances in position to unhorse and adversary, but always wearing their weapons where they could readily reach them, and always ready to encounter wounds or death for the sake of the cause which they championed.”
Are you always in a spirit of prayer? Always ready to pray with or for someone? Are you always ready to share the Gospel and give your testimony? Always ready to make tough choices; choices that may go against the world’s grain but are the choices that you know pleases God?
I implore you, be one of The Few. Be counted among the people about who, when the Lord comes, He says, “Look at their faith. They are truly my people!”
“Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
This quote has always been a great reminder to me to get outside of my box and trust the Lord with all that I have.
My challenge to you today is to live out this quote. Don’t worry about what the world would tell you to do, worry about what God would have you do. Let us all strive to have a faith that is sincere. Let us not be the people who only have the “form and fashion of godliness” but let us be The Few who make other choices.
SO, WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE?
=What do you think the Lord would say about your faith?
=What choices do you need to make to be always in a spirit of prayer?
=What are you going to do differently?