“I feel compassion for the people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat Mark 8:2
Jesus was moved with compassion when they realized, all these people who have been following and listening to him for days, didn’t have any food. Jesus could have just told the people to go home, but he didn’t. He wanted to provide for them , the same God wants to provide for you.
At first glance, it would seem impossible to feed 4 thousand people with 7 loaves of bread. But remember our faith is what activates Gods miracles not our understanding. Notice the number of loaves is 7, the symbolic number of completion. One blessing from Jesus and problem solved.
But yet even after all the miracles the disciples had witnessed they still lacked faith. When everyone left and the disciples got into the boat, they began to worry about not having food again. Jesus became so frustrated by their lack of faith. He asked them “Do they still not understand?” (Mark 8:21)
Unfortunately most of us are just like the disciples. No matter how many blessings or miracles God has performed in our lives, we always focus on our current problem. We need to stop focusing on our problem and focus on our “Problem Solver”.
Remember Jesus has compassion for you also, he wants to provide and heal you. Have faith and trust in him in Jesus Name Amen
“Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.” Mark 7:8
One of the many reasons Jesus came was to show us a true relationship with God. When God gave us The Law or Torah, it was meant to be a good thing. It was like instructions a Father would give their child. However man turned the Law into a device used to control and oppress people. Religion eventually turned into a big business while controlling people.
Jesus told the religious leaders they are “Hypocrites”, they twist the Word of God and use it for their benefit. When you perform rituals or traditions of men, ask yourself is this Biblical? Did God really command this or is this a tradition man has imposed on us?
Am I saying all traditions are bad? No , but its important that we Trust in the Word of God and not man. Don’t just blindly follow traditions because someone tells you to, study the Bible and find out for yourself if this is truly what God wants.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6
If we truly want to get to God, there is only one way Jesus Christ. No religion will lead you to God, only through his Son can we be redeemed and obtain a relationship with our Heavenly Father. If you truly want to find God, follow Jesus, he was sent here to show you the way in Jesus Name Amen
“For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory. Isaiah 66:18
God said “The time is coming to gather all the nations”, what does this mean? Its means his covenant is not just for the Jewish people anymore, but to anyone who calls upon the name of The Lord. The blood that Christ shed on the cross, finished the new covenant with God for us!
God knows our works and thoughts, don’t worry about condemning people or figuring out if they are just or not. God already knows, he knows our hearts and thoughts. Fix your eyes on Christ, and let God judge. Let people know about the glory God revealed to us through Jesus Christ!
What glory did God reveal? Before Christ we were all condemned, slaves to the wages of our sins. But since God so loved the world, he sent Jesus to free us from our sins. Now we are no longer separated from God, we are now his children. God has gathered everyone from the world, who will accept Christ into their hearts , to free us!
The time has come, God has given you a redemption plan. Listen and understand his revelation through Jesus Christ, who has taken on sin and death on his shoulders. You are free because the Son has set you free in Jesus Name Amen
For they all saw Him and were terrified. But immediately He spoke with them and said to them, “Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid.” Mark 6:50
The disciples were caught in the midst of a storm, they feared for their lives. Then they saw Jesus, their Lord and Savior, coming to save them but they were still afraid. Jesus said to them, Take courage, It is I
Its easy for us to get caught up in the events of the storm. Our minds quickly think about the worst case scenario, our faith quickly fades away. But Jesus is telling us to “Take Courage”, “Don’t be afraid”.
We need to understand that Jesus has overcome the world. There is nothing, no storm that is greater than our God. Just like the disciples in the boat, we need to fix our eyes on Jesus and not on the storm.
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you 31:6
Jesus was with them even in the storm, he didn’t leave or forsake them. Even though they thought they were going to die, Jesus was not going to allow that to happen. We need to “Take Courage”, Be strong and courageous just as God has commanded us. Fix your eyes on the one who can save you , not the storm in Jesus name Amen