Do You Have a Hardened Heart?

RE Verse reading–Mark 6:45-52, 8:1-21 (day four)
It was a stinging question!  In verse 8:17, Jesus was amazed at His disciples.  They had first seen Him feed over five thousand people with a few loaves and fish.  Then, He did it again and fed over four thousand the same way.  Now they were worried about a dozen people having something to eat.  What was it that kept the disciples from understanding who Jesus was?  Why did they not comprehend His power over the physical?  These men were the closest ones to Jesus…they were with Him all the time…they heard Him teach every day.  Maybe it was their expectations…maybe it was their selfishness…or maybe it was self-sufficiency.  Whatever it was, it was sin.  It so disoriented them to Jesus, that they could not recognize the truth.  What is it in our life, that keeps us from seeing and understanding?  Ask God to ‘open your eyes’ to see the Master!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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