Subject: October 4th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

Why could not we cast it out? And he saith unto them, Because of your little faith: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17.19,20.

“Because of your little faith”—Or their unbelief. Such unbelief, we must be careful to notice, comes from believers; therefore it does not refer to not believing the Lord Jesus as Saviour. Since the mentioning of the “mustard seed” is metaphorical in character, the mountain must also be metaphorical. The latter speaks of conclusive and deeply rooted difficulties. Although a mountain is most stable, faith has removed many mountains, many difficulties. Unlike wandering stars, mountains sit steadfastly where they are. Matters such as unbelieving children and unemployment are like mountains. Yet faith can remove such mountains and deal with all kinds of difficulties. Why, then, turn first to other people for help?

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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