The Meaning of Mustard Seed Faith

The Seed of Faith

In one of the most widely known Scriptures, Matthew 17:20, Jesus said,

“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

But, what does it mean to have faith like a grain of mustard seed?

The mustard seed is one of the tiniest, most insignificant seeds found in the Middle East. A fast-growing annual herb, the mustard seed grows up to 10 feet tall in just a few short months, demonstrating the striking example of the potential of a small, insignificant seed.

The seed in this parable grew into a big, strong tree, much like the way in which Christianity began, eventually growing into a huge kingdom that encompassed the world and traversed centuries of generations.

The same can be said for faith.

Where there is a tiny bit of faith, it can grow to immense proportions, spreading its influence far and wide and benefiting those who it comes into contact with.

A seed does nothing until it is planted.

After that, it can overcome obstacles and even move rocks through its continuous expansion and growth.

Seeds are persistent, and they never give up.

Where there is faith, there is a way.


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