Stop Missing the Point! – 20th April, 2017 – Mark 8:13-21 MSG
13-15 He then left them, got back in the boat, and headed for the other side. But the disciples forgot to pack a lunch. Except for a single loaf of bread, there wasn’t a crumb in the boat. Jesus warned, “Be very careful. Keep a sharp eye out for the contaminating yeast of Pharisees and the followers of Herod.”
16-19 Meanwhile, the disciples were finding fault with each other because they had forgotten to bring bread. Jesus overheard and said, “Why are you fussing because you forgot bread? Don’t you see the point of all this? Don’t you get it at all? Remember the five loaves I broke for the five thousand? How many baskets of leftovers did you pick up?”
They said, “Twelve.”
20″And the seven loaves for the four thousand—how many bags full of leftovers did you get?”
21He said, “Do you still not get it?”
This is the case with us Christians on several occasions. God seldom shows us some things or tells us about a matter, but before we hear all He has to say, we are making conclusions and taking steps with our carnal minds already.
Imagine a Father telling his son at the age of 35 years of a danger in the neighborhood, this son does not listen carefully neither does he understand the father before running to his room for safety. However, the father wants him to go out, find out whatever is going wrong and put an end to it but his has gone into his room to fidget. I see the father looking disappointed that his son is missing the point. The son assumes the father is telling him like he did when he (the son) was 5 years old to go hide for safety! God is always disheartened and disappointed each time we miss the point.
READ ALSO TROW OPEN THE DOOR – KANNETH COPELAND
Jesus was not talking about bread literally, but the disciples were busy fussing about who failed to pick their lunch. Jesus was disheartened as they (His disciples) could not pick the message in what He said. Lunch was not a problem as He could always multiply whatever they had.
So as not to be like the disciples who thought Jesus was talking about literal yeast in bread, let us listen to the Spirit and not just run with the letters.