Lately, I have been writing about the characteristics of True Faith (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). Reading those posts, you might think: Why should we put our faith in Jesus? That’s an honest question that deserves an honest answer.
Why Should We Put Our Faith In Jesus?
(1) He is the God sent Savior.
It was prophesied in Isaiah 35 that the blind, deaf, lame, and mute would be healed when God came to save His people. Scripture is fulfilled in Matthew 15 when Jesus heals the crowd because the blind see, the deaf hear, the lame walk, and the mute speak. These miracles point to Jesus being the God sent Savior.
We should confidently put our faith in the One God sent to save the world.
(2) He is Compassionate.
For three days Jesus ministered to the crowd. Providing healing for the sick and hurting. When it was time for them to go home, Jesus realized many had not eaten for several days. He didn’t want to send them home with their supplies depleted and stomachs empty for fear they wouldn’t make it.
What does He do?
He throws a Divine Picnic where He feeds four thousand men, not including women and children.
Jesus’ actions teach us that He provides. Not only does He provide for our spiritual needs but also our physical needs.
Jesus’ as our Provider doesn’t mean we will be rich or nothing bad will happen to us. It does mean, however, He will provide what we need. We can trust He will provide because He is compassionate – He cares for and loves us.
Since Jesus is compassionate, taking care of our needs, we should confidently put our faith in Him.
(3) He is the All Sovereign and Powerful God of the Universe.
Jesus’ provision – healing the sick and hurting, and feeding the hungry – point to His power and sovereignty over all things.
Since Jesus is sovereign and all powerful, and able to work out His plan. A plan that involves the defeat of sin, Satan, and death. We should confidently put our faith in Him.
Jesus’ healing of the Gentile crowd and feeding of the four thousand from Matthew 15 gives us the confidence we need to put our faith in Jesus. It’s there we learn
Jesus is the compassionate all sovereign and powerful God sent Savior.
Questions for Reflection
- Do you recognize Jesus as the compassionate all sovereign and powerful God sent Savior?
- Do these characteristics encourage you to place your faith in Jesus?
Post developed from my sermon The Faith of the Canaanite Crowd