MATTHEW 7:26_And everyone that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not…
In Mark chapter 8 (KJV) Jesus feeds over four thousand people with seven loaves of bread and a few fish. “8 So they [the people] did eat, and were filled: and they [the disciples] took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.”
Later, when Jesus was wearied of the Pharisees’ nagging, He enters a boat with His disciples, “14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.” Jesus begins to teach the disciples about the character of the Pharisees. The disciples thought He was fussing at them for forgetting the bread. “17 And when Jesus knew it [that the disciples were nervous], he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? 18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?”
We feel like criticizing the disciples. They not only had witnessed the miracle of feeding over four thousand, and previously witnessed Him feeding over five thousand, but —Jesus used them to pass out the bread!
Let’s not be too hasty to criticize. In a tight spot, we quickly tend to side with anxiety over the power of our Rock.
Righteous Lord, Help me remember Your greatness and power every day. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ wants us to remember His power—I will!