The disciples had just seen the LORD Feed the four thousand and the Pharisees had demanded Jesus show them a sign from Heaven and now Jesus and the disciples were in the boat heading to the next place and the disciples were concerned that they only had one loaf of bread in the boat with them. So naturally they are concerned. One loaf for all of them was not enough…they looked what they didn’t have and they excluded Jesus from the equation… how quickly they forgot what Jesus had done previously and He puts His finger on their problem. The condition of their! hearts was their problem!
Jesus reminds them of how He had fed five thousand and all satisfied and left overs. How He did the same with four thousand and left overs. They had forgotten!
How often we too so quickly forget what He has done, and He graciously reminds us
And like the disciples our problem is often the condition of our heart!
The issue was a heart issue with the disciples. The issue with us at times is a heart issue!
IT IS GOOD TO TAKETIME TO…
- REMEMBER What our LORD Jesus has done for us, to…
- help soften our hearts,..
- feed our appreciation for Him and…
- strengthen our faith for the moment!
“And the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them. And He was giving orders to them, saying, “Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and the leaven of Herod.” And they began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread. And Jesus, aware of this, *said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet comprehend or understand? Do you still have your heart hardened? Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember, when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces you picked up?” They *said to Him, “Twelve.” “When I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?” And they *said to Him, “Seven.” And He was saying to them, “Do you not yet understand?” – (Mark 8 14:-21)