Is faith a willingness to trust and obey?

Matthew 28:16 - Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted

Mountains are central to Jesus' ministry - and to salvation history in general. (Think: Sinai, Pisgah, Sermon on the Mount, Mount of Temptation, Mount Zion or Moriah, praying on the mountain, Mount of Olives). Now the Commission for the disciples and by extension for every Christian is to be delivered on a mountain.

Look at the interesting mix of disciples - they worship, but some doubt - after experiencing the resurrection there are still some who doubt! That's incredible! But that's human and that's sad! This is speaking not of the crowds, but the remainder of the twelve disciples! Jesus puts up with a lot, doesn't He? It addresses our definition of faith. Is it faith to be convinced of facts - or is faith a willingness to trust and obey Jesus?

[ Prayer for the Day ]

Lord Jesus, You have given your marching orders as a church to go out into the entire world to make disciples for You. Not just by words but by our actions too. We have seen your goodness and experienced your love. We know You are living. We hear your words but so few take action. What's wrong with us Lord? Touch our hearts that we may obey You. Amen.

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