Do we hear, do we see…?

Mark 8:14-21

But the disciples had forgotten to bring any food. They had only one loaf of bread with them in the boat.  As they were crossing the lake, Jesus warned them, “Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod.”

 At this they began to argue with each other because they hadn’t brought any bread. Jesus knew what they were saying, so he said, “Why are you arguing about having no bread? Don’t you know or understand even yet? Are your hearts too hard to take it in? ‘You have eyes—can’t you see? You have ears—can’t you hear?’  Don’t you remember anything at all? When I fed the 5,000 with five loaves of bread, how many baskets of leftovers did you pick up afterward?”

“Twelve,” they said.

And when I fed the 4,000 with seven loaves, how many large baskets of leftovers did you pick up?”

“Seven,” they said. “Don’t you understand yet?” he asked them.

 Do we have eyes and not see?  Ears and not hear?  Do we not understand?  Yeast has the capability to grow and spread.  Beware, we must careful of what we listen to and focus on.  What we give ourselves over to  is what will grow and spread in our daily life and will affect  our life from that point on.  Do we focus on the negative talk at work?  Is it complaining at home? Is it gossip about others? Is it the use of mankind’s traditions and laws over God’s commands and principles?  All of this is like yeast, it can spoil, grow and spread or enhance, grow and spread. 

Yeast in a friendship bread starter will double in size and what originally would make one loaf of bread will now make four loaves.  A friend buried hers and it grew in the soil pushing up the dirt!

 Do we have eyes and see, ears and hear?  Do we understand?  Let God’s Word, His principles and commands grow and spread within us and within our lives, thoughts and actions.  Use His Word to push away the yeast that spoils. Philippians 4:8 NLT – And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  Breath prayer – Lord help me think on things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  –Let His Word be active and alive in us.

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