The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Matthew:14:13 @ When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

kjv@Matthew:14:14 @ And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

kjv@Matthew:14:15 @ And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

kjv@Matthew:14:16 @ But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

kjv@Matthew:14:17 @ And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

kjv@Matthew:14:18 @ He said, Bring them hither to me.

kjv@Matthew:14:19 @ And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

kjv@Matthew:14:20 @ And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

kjv@Matthew:14:21 @ And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

Today's notes:


What is man believing/doing?:

What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:


There is no mention of the multitudes faith even in part or their doubt. This was performed out of Jesus' compassion and concern for them.

The compelling interest of these crowds seems quick and unplanned for. In His own country we assumed recently that they were withholding themselves.

Days of teaching can be punctuated by a illustrative wonder, but rarely the opposite.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. There is an interest in what Jesus has to say, willingness to set out after Him without preparations, even a willingness to sit through hunger in a deserted place to hear Him out by many. Women and children are also involved and welcomed. Their interest is despite the opinions and oppositions of many others.
  2. It is often assumed that the Lord operates in miracles as a result of one's faith and or being asked. We would find ourselves short of miracles if such were remotely true.

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