Fickle people, are we not? Lay down palms before Him and put nails in His palms days later!
The passage has almost too many good points. So much is applicable. We are so much like the people in the passage; feed us, take care of us, I need money, fix this, do that…" Often, I have to be careful to keep Him my King and not my servant.
Jesus did “cause” the commotion. How? If He had no compassion and didn’t feed Him, all would have been well. In our case, He loves us and gives us good gifts and now we make Him our Provider. The author of the lesson says on page 45, “Let’s stop for a moment and compare Jesus’ priority with our usual daily prayers for physical health, a job, money and success…?” We want a king who can take care of us. Jesus’ answer is eternal Life. Jesus’ answer is that they needed Him, not as their servant, but rather, they needed Him instead of themselves. They needed to trade in their selfish lives for His abundant life. How I desire that for so many that are in my life.
Why do we like the law? Why do we just want to be told what we need to do rather than rather than be? Verses 35-40 are so good. In Him is our eternal life.
There is so much in this text. How I wish it was mandated that all of us in Connect would have to read these verses. But then again, I’m wishing for the law, right?