KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 16:7 (KJV “And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.”
Jesus’ disciples used to carry bread along as they went about their evangelistic work n certain occasions. This time when He asked them to be careful about the leaven of the Pharisees, they quickly reasoned out and said, ‘it is because we did not bring along bread. ” The Lord reprimanded them for they, having little faith. The way one reasons can affect whether he’ demonstrates great faith or little faith.
God our Father expects us always to demonstrate great faith. The Lord once again diagnosed why they showed lack of faith. (Matt 16:9)
1.They had forgotten about the two occasions when he multiplied just a few loaves of bread to feed a multitude
2.They failed to understand the dealing of God. The ways of God are always understood by faith. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:3 (KJV)
From the above, to reason rightly, one must never forget the testimonies about the miraculous works of God. Secondly, he must also accept by faith the dealings of God. The disciples were obsessed with the need of the moment, and so they forgot completely, what Jesus did when there was no bread. “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.” — Psalms 119:2 (KJV)
My heart is ruled by God’s word. I keep and meditate on His amazing testimonies. By faith I understand what God has revealed about Himself.
Psalms 119:24 (KJV). “Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.”
Psalms 63:6 (KJV) “When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.”