Mark 6:30-52 – LESSONS
We are never too old to learn lessons. I knew a lady over 70 years old, named Ella, who just delighted when she learned how to do something new, like taking meals to someone else in need, feeding college students, or having over-night guests.
In our Spiritual walk with the Lord, it’s always good to learn new lessons, or to relearn ones that we might have forgotten. Here are some lessons for us to apply to our lives this week from Mark 6:30-52:
- REPORT – I SHOULD MAKE MYSELF ACCOUNTABLE DAILY TO GOD. Vs. 30
The disciples returned from a missions trip. They reported to Jesus what they had done and what they had taught. They were accountable!
It would be a good policy to examine our lives each evening before the Lord, reporting to Him, thanking Him, and confessing our failures.
- REST – I SHOULD TAKE TIME FOR PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL REST. Vs. 31
My body needs rest. My Spirit needs rest and revitalization in the Word, prayer, and fellowship.
- REALITY – I SHOULD HAVE COMPASSION ON OTHERS. Vss.32-34
Jesus saw that these people were like “sheep without a shepherd”, so He had compassion on them and taught them. How much compassion do we have for the physical and Spiritual needs of others?
- RESPONSIBILITY – I SHOULD SHARE WHAT I HAVE
SPIRITUALLY. GOD WILL MULTIPLY IT. Vss. 35-44
Just as the little boy with 5 loaves and 2 fishes shared his lunch and saw it feed 5,000, as we share what we have Spiritually, God will multiply that to bless others.
- RELIANCE – I SHOULD LOOK FOR JESUS IN THE STORM. Vss. 45-52
Just as the disciples saw Jesus coming to help them in the midst of trouble, let’s realize that Jesus will come to help us in the midst of our troubles. Hebrews 13:5