Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - March 29, 2020
Mark 10:48 - "And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, thou son of David, have mercy on me."
Bartimaeus (the blind man) is a good example of an active kind of faith. He was not passive in his approach toward healing. When the crowd ridiculed him and told him to be quiet, he became more aggressive.
Many people believe that God can perform the miracle they need, but relatively few are willing to actively pursue it until they get results. If we are concerned about what people think so that we can gain their approval, we will never take a stand in faith.
You cannot be a man-pleaser and please God at the same time. Satan uses persecutions to steal away God's Word and thereby stop our faith. To see faith work, we must say with Paul, "Let God be true, but every man a liar" (Romans 3:4).