I was reading in Matthew chapter 17 recently and came to Jesus’ rebuke of His disciples in verse 17 where He referred to them as a faithless and perverse generation. Please note that He is talking directly to His disciples and that generation, before the cross, and not to you and I who have received the new birth. This includes verse 20 which states: “If you have the faith of a mustard seed…” Those who have received what He has made available through His redemptive work have obtained faith (see 2 Peter 1:1; etc.). He has given the faith of Christ (see Gal. 2:20). Wow! He has even taken care of faith for us. Our part is to simply receive and rejoice that we have the same Spirit of faith (see 2 Cor. 4:13). This grace and faith are multiplied in our experience through correct knowledge (see 2 Peter 1:2).