The below commentary requires critical thinking and has at least 25 new vocabulary words. If you take the time to read and define the new vocabulary, you will be exercising your brain and you will begin to think cerebrally.
The Contraposition of Diminutive Faith
The word contraposition defined is:
Noun: the relationship between two propositions when the subject and predicate of one thing is respectively the negation of the subject and predicate of another thing. A clear illustration of a contraposition is light and darkness.
Diminutive Biblical faith is a contraposition of itself. The contraposition is a believer having diminutive faith that engenders timidity and death, and having little faith that uproots and relocates mountains. The contraposition is the efficacy in the employment of their faith in their lives.
Let’s examine the Scriptures:
Matthew 8:25-26 And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
Matthew 17:20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Both of these passages are promulgations by Yeshua. In Matthew 8:25-26 the disciples are in a boat that is in tumultuous tempest in which demise of the disciples is certain. They find Yeshua sleeping and the awake Him and apprise him of the situation. Instead of Yeshua immediately consoling and succoring them, He castigates them for having little faith.
Why? I believe He castigated His disciples because they did not employ the little faith they had.
In Matthew 17:20, Yeshua is once again speaking to His disciples. Here he once again is acknowledging their minute faith; however, He is indicating that if they employed the little faith they had, they could have spoken to the mountain and it would have been removed.
Notice, in both passages the disciples are speaking. In Matthew 8:25-26, they spoke in a defeated, near demisable, and ill-fated manner. In Matthew 17:20, the disciples are to speak audaciously, formidably, and vivaciously,
Quotidianaly, we are presented with the opportunity to choose between the contraposition of faith. Yes, you may have little faith, but what matters is how you use it, and what do you say while you are using it.