Scripture clearly teaches that having faith in God is essential, but many believers likely do not appreciate that Scripture also teaches that God cares about how much faith a believer has:
Mat 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
This remarkable statement by Jesus teaches us that He confronted His disciples with the reality that they were believers “of little faith”! Plainly, Jesus cared about the smallness of their faith and made known that fact to them.
What’s more, Jesus expressed His amazement at how great a faith a certain centurion had:
Mat 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
We must note that Jesus did more than merely state that this centurion was a man of great faith—Jesus said that his faith exceeded the faith of anyone else that He had encountered in Israel to that point! This divine comparison teaches us that God makes comparisons about how much faith people have.
From these two instructive statements of Jesus, let us strive to be people of such great faith among our countrymen so that God marvels, taking note of how much our faith exceeds that of other believers in our country!