"And he . . . saw every man clearly"

IT is recorded by Mark that within a short time after Jesus had fed the five thousand, and then the four thousand, he and the disciples "entering into the ship again departed to the other side." Immediately, the opportunity arose for the disciples to apply their understanding to a similar situation, for they "had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf."

But it appears that they had missed the point of the recent teaching and proof of God's law of supply, for from their viewpoint there was but one loaf, which seemed inadequate for so many. They were reasoning together and discussing their lack of bread after their Master had warned them "of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod." Jesus then recalled the incidents in the feeding of the thousands: "Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? . . . Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? . . . How is it that ye do not understand?"

"When thou passest through the waters"
October 22, 1932

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