What Does It Mean to Have Mustard Seed Faith?

mustard seed faith

What did Jesus mean when He said in the event that you have confidence as a mustard seed? Does this imply we just need a little measure of confidence? Could small measures of confidence truly move mountains? What is the importance of this truism of Jesus and the applications for our life?

The Mustard Seed

Mustard trees have been found in different areas all through the world. Despite the fact that it’s one of the littlest seeds, the trees can grow up to 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide. The tree can develop in parched, dry atmospheres and flourish even in earth or sandy soil. It can develop in sweltering, dry climate or cool, wet atmospheres. I see the mustard seed as being representative of confidence in that our confidence can be tried in the “dry circumstances”, the most troublesome of conditions (dry season, poor soil, and in dirt or sandy ground). Additionally, regardless of whether the tree is chopped down to the storage compartment, it can become back again, so the relationship is that notwithstanding amid times of pruning, the devotee can overcome and return more grounded than at any other time, much the same as the mustard tree that has been seriously pruned and regardless of whether just a modest piece of confidence remains. The mustard tree is dry spell tolerant and in the event that we have confidence even the extent of a modest mustard seed, we also can endure the dry circumstances in our lives, the troublesome developing periods of a Christian, and notwithstanding when we are “planted” in poor soil we can at present develop, regardless of whether we just have a little measure of confidence. By chance, the mustard tree has many employments. The leaves can be made into, you got it, mustard. The tree can deliver palatable salts, some have utilized the little branches as toothbrushes, the leaves have been appeared to avoid tooth rot and reduce tooth throbs. The ramifications of this tree are not lost in a dead and rotting world.

The Seed of Faith

There are numerous Scriptures that Jesus utilized about the mustard seed. In Matthew 17:20, Jesus stated, “In light of the fact that you have so little confidence. Genuinely I let you know, whether you have confidence like a grain of a mustard seed, you can state to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be outlandish for you.”

A mustard seed is just 1 to 2 millimeters which is around 1/64th of an inch!

A mustard seed is just 1 to 2 millimeters which is around 1/64th of an inch!

Numerous non-devotees have condemned Jesus by saying that the mustard seed isn’t the littlest of seeds, however the truth of the matter is Jesus never said the mustard seed was the littlest, yet was one of the littlest. The truth of the matter is that it is nearly the littlest seed there is for a tree and it is amazing to the point that the small mustard seed creates a tree, not a modest plant like many accept. A mustard seed is just 1 to 2 millimeters which is around 1/64th of an inch! I trust that Jesus’ point is that it just takes a small measure of confidence to “move mountains” since Jesus stated, “As indicated by your confidence let it be done to you” (Matthew 9:29).

Jesus contrasted the mustard seed with the Kingdom, saying “The kingdom of paradise resembles a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field” (Matthew 13:31) and “In the event that you have confidence as little as a mustard seed, you can state to this mulberry tree, ‘Be removed and planted in the ocean,’ and it will obey you” (Luke 17:6). Jesus is by all accounts saying that the Kingdom of God, at the season of Jesus’ natural service, was little to start with and from this modest seed, it would develop and develop. Would this development ever stop? No, as Isaiah stated, “Of the enormity of his legislature and peace there will be no end. He will rule on David’s position of authority and over his kingdom, building up and maintaining it with equity and honesty from that time on and until the end of time. The energy of the LORD Almighty will achieve this” (Isaiah 9:7). This small “seed” could never quit developing and when the King of this Kingdom comes to control in control on earth, it will clearly keep on growing for ever and ever. It creates the impression that this Kingdom will grow forever and maybe into the whole universe… all from one of the smallest (most unassuming) of beginnings.


On the off chance that you have had issues with your confidence, you’re not the only one. Indeed, even the pupils who put in three years with Jesus experienced issues in accepting. Commonly Jesus let them know:

“You of little confidence, why are you so perplexed” (Matt 8:26)? “In the event that that is how God garments the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire, will he very little more dress you– you of little confidence” (Matthew 6:30)?

“Instantly Jesus connected his hand and got him. “You of little confidence,” he stated, “for what reason did you question” (Matthew 14:31)?

“Mindful of their dialog, Jesus solicited, “You from little confidence, why are you speaking among yourselves about having no bread” (Matthew 16:8)?

Jesus reprimanded the supporters so frequently about their having “little confidence” since they questioned His heavenly nature. I too have been blameworthy of having little confidence and I am not pleased to concede that. It is safe to say that he is not God and being God, would he say he is not almighty? Indeed, yet my mankind is time after time pushing this learning out in light of the fact that I watch out for just accept what I see. I should accept with the eyes of confidence. My eyes that may not see Him must capitulate to my head information and heart learning that He is there regardless. Truth be told, when I demonstrate an absence of confidence I pass up a great opportunity for a gift. Despite the fact that I have never observed Jesus, I realize that He exists and He is there for us. We will see Him sometime in the not so distant future.

Jesus said to questioning Thomas, “Since you have seen me, you have accepted; favored are the individuals who have not seen but then have trusted” (John 20:29). I let it out is difficult to accept when we can’t see something however I should trust in Him… despite the fact that my eyes don’t see Him. That is the thing that confidence is about. It just takes a small measure of confidence to “move mountains.” My confidence is just as solid as the Object of my confidence.

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