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FEBRUARY 8

 

O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?Matt. 14:31.

 

What must be done to overcome this lack of faith, and to have an increase of faith? We answer that, like the Apostles of old, we should pray, “Lord, increase our faith.” And then, acting in harmony with this prayer, each should cultivate faith in his own heart: (a) by refreshing his memory continually with the Divine promises, becoming very familiar with these in the Father’s Word and (b) by seeking more and more to remember that, having made his covenant with the Lord, these promises are his, and in his heart and with his lips he should claim them as his before the Lord in prayer with thanksgiving. He should claim them in his own thoughts, and in his conferences on holy things with the brethren.

 

 

Parallel passages:

 Job 30:20; Psa. 22:2; 31:22;42:5,6; 49:5; 73:13-17; 77:3,7-9; Prov. 24:10; Isa.40:27,28; 49:14,15; Jer. 8:18; 15:18; 45:3; Lam.3:8,17,18; 5:20; Matt. 8:23-27; 14:29-31; 17:14-21;28:17; Mark4:38-40; Gen. 12:12,13; Ex. 14:10-15.