FROM the mountaintop of transfiguration the Lord leads the disciples down the road to practical service. He finds the other disciples powerless to cast out a demon from a possessed youth. The desperate father pleads, “If thou canst do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Jesus answers, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” It reminds us of His word to the blind men, “According to your faith be it unto you” (Matt. 9:29).
How poorly we have learned this lesson! Our faith is the measure of our blessing. Today faith is being extolled for its own sake as though it mattered not what we believe, just so we believe something with all our might. So we are told that prayer is valuable for its own reflex action upon the one who prays. But the value of faith depends…
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