"Faith as a grain of mustard seed. . ." Matthew 17:20
We have the idea that God rewards us for our faith, it may be so in the initial stages; but we do not earn anything by faith.
Faith, by its very nature must be tried,
The real trial of faith is not that we find it difficult to trust God, but that God's character has to be cleared in our
own minds. Faith in its actual working out has to go through spells of isolation.
This is the most sublime utterance of faith in the whole of the Bible.