Disappointing the Savior

RE Verse reading–Mark 6:45-52, 8:1-21 (day one)
“Then He sighed deeply in His spirit and said, ‘Why does this generation ask for a sign?  (6:12)  “Then He said to them (disciples), ‘Do you not yet understand?’ ” (8:21)  Salvation is a free gift.  No argument.  It is possible, however, to be genuinely saved and still a great disappointment to the Savior.  When means of grace are ignored, when He provides the necessary proof and we still don’t “get it”, we face His frustration and even discipline.  “But I have this against you” Jesus says to the Ephesian church. (Revelation 2:4)  Mark 6 and 8 is a story of a patient Savior who is disappointed with the lack of progress in his disciples.  Even in the face of repeated miraculous events, they seem unable to grasp and apply the obvious truth. . . God Himself is among us and worthy of our trust/obedience.  Do we ever disappoint Him?  Do we lag behind when we should be “getting forward?”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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