When Jesus came to the disciples, walking on the sea, why did He intend to “pass by them?”
Sin is always hungry for more. It wants more territory. Repentance cuts it off.
The Lord ensures that our growth as His disciples comes by being dependent on Him.
What we see happening here in Nazareth is just a microcosm of what’s happening in our world, and in our communities (and would happen in our own hearts, if sin could have its way).
Why hasn’t the Lord done what you’ve been praying for? Will He? Does He even see your problem? You might find something encouraging from this story.
Satan is still at work in our world, but Jesus has ultimate power.
Like those first disciples, we are also prone to fear when we forget who Jesus is, His ways, His power, and His concern for us.
Through this parable, Jesus promises that God WILL grow His Kingdom. It may be difficult to see with our natural eyes, but we trust that it WILL happen according to His plan and timing.
Are your ears open to hear what Jesus is saying?
Why is it that so few people respond to the message about Jesus? What do the parables of Jesus teach us about that?