What Faith Will Not Do The need to have faith in God is a truth that no religious person would dispute. There are as many different ways to show faith as there are believers. In fact, James writes that faith is shown by the things that we do (2:18). Faith can do things like move mountains (Matthew 17:20), heal a sickness (Matthew 8:6-13), and cast out demons (Matthew 15:22-28). As great as faith is, there are some things that true faith will not do. Faith will not worry about lifes necessities. In Matthew 6:24-34 Christ addresses these people with the tone that they should already know not to be worried about those things. Verse 24 is the key verse in this discourse. Jesus states we cannot serve God and mammon and that Therefore Take no thought for your life. Clearly a right faith in God will not allow one to be concerned about daily needs for they would know God is already taking care of those things. Faith will not allow one to leave the service of God. The Hebrew writer unquestionably says that those that leave God have an evil heart of unbelief (Hebrews 3:12). That same evil heart will not allow us to enter into heaven, the rest of God. Faith knows that there is no better life than in the service of God. Abraham, our model of faith in both Testaments, even went as far as intending to kill his son of promise, Isaac (Genesis 22:10). His faith would not allow him to doubt the promise that God made to him. Faith will not be fearful of our physical surroundings/situation. Faith tells us that God is our refuge and strength and Therefore will not we fear (Psalm 46:1-2). It is that faith that allowed Joshua and Caleb to say If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey (Num 14:8) even when the rest of Israel was saying We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we (Num 13:31). Do we not serve the same God that Joshua and Caleb did? If God was able to deliver the promised land to the children of Israel then, He is certainly more than able to deliver to us now. That same faith allowed David to declare that he would not fear though he walk through the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23:4). Faith will indeed do many things. Without it our life is useless. But faith will not do everything. Those with faith, even a little faith, can do anything our Father needs us to do. If you wish to do the will of God, then begin by believing that He is and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). In Christ, Steve Preston Sign up for BibleTalk, short messages from God's word, by sending an email to bibletalk-subscribe@... or on the web at www.freegroups.net/groups/bibletalk.