Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28th: Number 17-19, Mark 6:30-56 ~ Jody

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: Numbers 17-19, Mark 6:30-56

The New Testament passage today takes us to the wonderful story of God's provision for us, "Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand". I love the lesson I found here.

Jesus called for the bread and fish to be brought to Him (Matthew 14:18). He then gave thanks for the meal, broke the bread, and gave it to His disciples to give to the crowd. Amazingly, the entire multitude was fed with that small meal. Jesus provided “as much as they wanted” (John 6:11), and “they all ate and were satisfied” (Matthew 14:20). Christ did not just meet the need; He lavished them with so much food that there were “twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish” left over (Mark 6:43).

God will shatter the pint-sized expectations of what His followers can do if they would learn to bring Him what they have already been given. “Little is much when God is in it.” When Christians are willing to offer their lives sacrificially, relinquishing their hold on whatever God has given them in terms of time, money, talents, etc., God will use these ordinary things to create extraordinary things. Christians must never believe their resources are too little to serve God. God delights in taking a humble, seemingly insignificant person and using him or her for His glory (see 1 Corinthians 1:27).

God wants to lavish us with good things, if we just submit all we are to Him. Our human nature so often thinks that to give up our life for Him means loss, but in reality, it will result in a life overflowing with extraordinary!!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageNumbers 20-22, Mark 7:1-13


Nathan said...

We must battle that urge we have that if we give our all to Him, we are losing out. This is far from the truth, if we give our all to Him we are really gaining more than we could imagine.

Tammy said...

Love this truth - thanks Jody!