John 6:5-6 - Therefore Jesus, lifting up His eyes and seeing that a large crowd was coming to Him, said to Philip, "Where are we to buy bread, so that these may eat?"
This He was saying to test him, for He Himself knew what He was intending to do. NASU
Jesus was testing Philip and all the disciples who were there. Philip does a quick head count and tabulation and his answer is "200 denarii worth of bread is not sufficient…"
I find that Andrew gives the most amusing answer when he says, "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people."
If the other disciples have any suggestions they are not recorded for us. There is a lot to be said for not opening your mouth. One thing for sure you can't stick your foot in your mouth if you don't open it.
Why is it so hard for us to trust in God?
I have been associated with college wrestlers for 29 years. Here is my observation: the wrestlers depend on their training partners and their coaches. If some of the toughest guys on earth display for us how to trust others then why won't we display trust in God.
Jesus trusted God and that is the example we are to follow today. Trust God. It is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of faith and intelligence.
Jesus' question about how to feed the 5,000 was to strengthen the disciple's faith.
You find yourself in an impossible situation and the next thing you know, you're out of it.
It then dawns on you: God was involved in your situation.
I saw a saying online that goes like this:
I asked God, "Why are you taking me through rough waters?
He replied, "Because your enemies can't swim."
Trust God even when it doesn't make sense.
The friend's son and daughter-in-law were trying to have a baby for a couple of years. I will not go into all of the details but there were lots of obstacles in their way.
Finally, the son said to his wife, "We will turn it over to God and accept His will."
She is now pregnant and due any day.
What is your situation? Here is a solution: "Turn it over to God, and then wait patiently."
Think On This:
It is not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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