When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late. Send the people away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” But he answered, “You give them something to eat.” They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?” “How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see” When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.” Mark 6:34-38 (NIV)
We encourage you to read the entire chapter of Mark 6. There’s a lot that we could learn from this chapter, but today we’ll focus on a single point. Jesus taught his disciples a very valuable lesson. Even though they were in a “remote place” as the Bible references, Jesus was enough to meet the specific need that arose. The specific need (in this case a lack of food) was met when they were obedient to Jesus’ command, despite their observation of the situation. Maybe you feel like you are in a “remote place” in life and you’re not sure how you’re going to make it out. You’ll always have success when you are obedient to the commands of Jesus. This applies to every area of our life including our finances. Use the questions below to study the verses/chapter above.
DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY METHOD QUESTIONS
1. What captured your attention?
2. Did anything challenge you? Why?
3. What do I learn about God?
4. What do I learn about people?
5. Is there an example to follow?
6. Is there a command to obey?
7. Is there an action to avoid?
8. Is there a promise to claim?
9. With whom should I share this truth?