When the Son of Man Comes, Will He Find Faith on Earth? | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

10.14.22 | Community, International, Pulpit Posts, World

When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?

This is perhaps a disturbing question in Scripture. It comes at the close of a parable encouraging faith and being persistent in prayer. God answers prayers, but what if a day comes when people no longer pray or have faith? A few countries are already there.

What is faith you may ask? Faith is being patient and trusting in the unseen power of God based on His word. Faith is precious to God. He will not be looking at our abilities or accomplishments, but our faith. Faith must have a home in our heart, even if it is denied a home everywhere else!

We need to feed our faith; we cannot let it waver. We feed our faith by immersing ourselves in God’s revelation and by taking it seriously. Romans 10:17 tells us faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.

Sunday’s Gospel text talks about a woman who goes to court to plead her case and the judge, not a God fearing person, continuously turns her down. She persists having faith in God, and the judge finally agrees to hear her and gives her justice.

This story encourages us to pray; but it might be tempting for some to give up because they don’t see their prayers answered. We ourselves must continue and encourage others to keep their faith in Christ while also continuously growing our own faith.

Our task is to live our personal communion with Christ with such intensity as to make it contagious. We can be lifelines of the Gospel by conveying God’s word with love. We need to pray that God would use us as His messengers, and raise up others who will bring about an outpouring of faith to our broken world.



Rev. Robert Jacobs

Rev. Robert Jacobs


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