Is There a Limit to my Faith?

Someone asked if there was any limit to my faith.  Is there ever a time when I would say “no” to something God asked me to do?

God doesn’t contradict himself. Therefore, if God asks me to do something which contradicts His revealed will (the bible), it can’t be God I’m hearing. When Abraham was asked to sacrifice His Son, the Ten Commandments had not yet been given, and “Thou Shalt Not Kill” hadn’t yet been uttered. There’s also evidence Abraham knew God could raise the dead, (Hebrews 11:17-19) and that God could provide another offering. Abraham knew God had already said “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned (Gen 21:12) He fully understood this was a test of his trust in God, and not the command to do something evil. He believed if he tried to kill Isaac, God wouldn’t let Him die, for God had already made promises about Isaac’s future.

So, to answer your question, if I think God is asking me to do something against His revealed will, then I must be hearing another voice.

On the other hand, God may indeed ask me to do something that doesn’t make practical sense. Look at all the missionaries bringing hope, help and healing to places with truly awful living conditions, and they have to beg for financial support to even get there, and they live without income or savings sometimes for years and years, sometimes getting malaria or some other dread disease. And they don’t doubt God asked them to go there, and helps them survive and serve. However, God has revealed often in His word how he desires to see sacrificial love for others in his followers.


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