The Questions of Jesus
Jesse M. Hendley
The questions of Jesus found in Mark the 8th chapter, beginning with verse one. "In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days and have nothing to eat;" Jesus has compassion on the multitude. He loves everybody. He wants to bless everybody. He will bless, is doing it but wants to bless with the knowledge of Himself. The compassion of Jesus, His care for you.
You see, He is not saying, what can you give me but what can I give you. Not what can you do for me, what can I do for you. Then after we really let Him do something for us and we find fellowship with Him, then we can serve Him with joy but it is a matter of grace. It isn't a matter of law. We don't earn salvation. We don't ever earn salvation. It is a gift, the compassion of Jesus. He saw the multitudes. They had been with Him three days and had nothing to eat. "And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way;(Does Jesus care if people faint. Does anybody? He does.) for divers of them came from far. (Here is God in human flesh with compassion on human beings. Even concerned when we get hungry, that we are fed. That's the compassion of Jesus.)
And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? (where are we going to get bread forthis big crowd? A great multitude.) He asked them, How many loaves have ye? (That's the first question, How many loaves have you. Ah, beloved, the Lord is saying to us, for all these things carry a spiritual teaching. Everything He did and said carries a profound spiritual truth in the spirit realm. How many loaves do you have.
We say so often, Lord, I can't reach this man or this woman. They are too hard or there are too many people or the work ...
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