Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth, (Luke 18:8)?
So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22).
The disciples are astonished that a certain fig tree has shriveled and died overnight after Jesus spoke reprovingly to it. Yet Jesus does not say what I think some people would have liked for Him to have said. He does not apologize for hurting a precious creation of nature. He simply acknowledges that yes, He did this thing, and He did it with His faith.
In older translations of the Bible, His words read: “Have the faith of God.” But certain Christians will fight you to the death if you try to use that translation. Tell me, what is the difference? What kind of faith does God have? To briefly respond, His faith never fails. He receives what He believes, and what He says comes to pass. Yet, if we accept “Have faith in God,” aren’t we requiring ourselves to have the very same faith God has? Or are we allowed to doubt Him a bit?
I challenge you. Have the faith of God! And don’t apologize for it!