November 17, 2020 DCLM Daily Manna Devotional : Topic – A TABLE IN THE WILDERNESS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020
TOPIC: A TABLE IN THE WILDERNESS
TEXT: Matthew 15:32-39
“Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.” – (Matthew 15:32)
Miracles are God’s interventions in the course of nature. The earthly ministry of Christ was characterised by such events. Each account of the recorded miracles of Christ is inspiring and teaches some beneficial principles.
In today’s text can be found one of those miracles. Here is a demonstration of passion, pity, power and provision. The first lesson for us here is the passion of the multitude. They were so eager for and attentive to Christ’s teaching that they forgot necessary food for three days. Feeding the multitude was Christ’s initiative and was borne out of pity for their physical state. God is concerned about our spiritual welfare as well as our physical and material well-being.
Christ used seven loaves of bread and a few little fishes to feed four thousand men, beside women and children. This is a miracle of provision par excellence. He could do without the available supply and still feed the people but He chose what was available. He can use what is readily around you to solve your problem. There was no scramble among the people; they obeyed His instruction to sit down. Therefore, “Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40).
Does Jesus care when economic distress and poverty are threatening? Oh, yes! He cares. His heart is touched with your grief. He not only cares, He has the power to “[set] a table in the wilderness” for you. Do your part: trust and obey His word.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
He is able to provide for His children.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: