The writing provides a brief summary of Jesus' statement about faith recorded in Mark 4:40: "And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?" Jesus' question about faith may seem simple but carries deeper meaning. The Scriptures differentiate between various types of faith, such as little faith and the measure of faith. The writing emphasizes that our faith determines our limitations and that faith must be accompanied by deeds because faith without works is dead.