“Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?”  (Matthew 15:33)

Seriously?  Where would they get enough bread to feed the multitude of 4000 who had been with Jesus and His disciples for 3 days, and who were really hungry?   Oh, I don’t know … maybe from the same place where they had gotten enough to feed the FIVE thousand in the last chapter?!  These guys had just witnessed the feeding of the 5000. Did they not learn anything from what they had seen and experienced with Jesus?

A better question for ourselves we probably could not ask. How many times do we, even as experienced Christians, act as if this was the first time we have ever encountered a problem, and didn’t know what the Lord might do?  How often do we worry about the same type problems we had in the church last year; fall prey to the same temptations we did last week; fail to believe that God will come through just before He does — and so on, endlessly.  Does it not seem like at some point that you should start saying: “Ok, I remember this; this is where God comes through” and you trust Him?  If you’ve been a Christian for very long, you have seen the Lord work. Hopefully your spiritual memory is good enough that when the next trial or test comes, you’ll act like you’ve been there before.


About Shawn Thomas

My blog,, features the text of my sermons, book reviews, family life experiences -- as well as a brief overview of the Lifeway "Explore the Bible" lesson for Southern Baptist Sunday School teachers.
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1 Response to Seriously?

  1. Kevin says:


    Thank you for your continued posts.

    Is our reaction a lack of faith, or pride thinking we can handle things our self? Probably a little of both.


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