XXIII. Mixed Experience.

MATT. xiv. 28. “And
Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me
come unto Thee on the water. And he said, Come. And
when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the
water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord,
save me.”

I. WE have here the mixed character of the believer’s
experience.
II. Faith loves venturesome service.
III. Faith really does work wonders.
IV. Into the soul of the most confident disciple unbelief
generally finds some door or other for entrance.
V. If at any time faith seems to be overturned by
an invasion of unbelief, it then shows its true conquering
character.
VI. Our Lord Jesus Christ is equally kind, both to
strong faith and to little faith.
Charles H. Spurgeon