Daily Devotional
Does Your Faith Need to Be Big to Be Effective?

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

John 3:16

Ponder This

I remember hearing a story long ago about a great theologian who was lecturing at a seminary. There was a question-and-answer session, and the people were asking him deep convoluted questions about theology. Then, one student said to him, “Sir, what is the greatest theological truth you know?” The man paused for a while and thought, and then he said, “The greatest truth that I know is this: Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”

That is the simplicity of the mustard seed (Matthew 17:20). It is small but so strong. Jesus said faith like a grain of mustard seed can move mountains. A mustard seed is fiery and pungent. That small mustard seed may be considered insignificant in many ways, but it holds so much strength. We need to seek that kind of faith. Hold on to those simple truths of the Gospel that have the power to change lives.

  • What are some small truths of the Gospel that have made a profound impact on you?
  • How can you remember the power in the small truths of the Gospel daily?

Practice This

Share with one person a small truth of the Gospel that has made a significant impact on you.


Real Truth Never Changes

Real truth never changes, and the truth about government is that it is God who ordains it, leaders who are responsible for it, and citizens who are accountable to it. The privilege of being called Americans comes with significant responsibilities—to God, to each other, and to the world.