Saturday, January 24, 2015
can't get past the yeast
it's amusing (and a little alarming) to read Jacob's blessings of his children and Joseph's children. for one thing, he gives the older son blessing to Joseph's younger son... just like the younger brother that Jacob was would be expected to do. but he also had some harsh things to say to some of his own children... and some nice things to say about Joseph. kinda makes you wonder about Naphtali.
in the NT, Jesus is dealing with his dense disciples. which gives us hope. if His disciples, who were with Him every day and went on to become the amazing men of God they were, started off like that, maybe we have a chance, too.
first, they wonder where they're going to get enough food to feed all of those people... this, right after they JUST SAW Jesus feed the 5,000. and then... Jesus says "beware the yeast of the Pharisees" and they apparently stop listening at the word "yeast"... and argue about who was supposed to bring the bread.
it makes me wonder what I myself am dense about. what lessons do I just keep NOT learning because I can't get past a certain thought process. because my guilt or my fault finding with my fellow man keeps me from seeing the deeper lesson that Jesus is trying to show me?
open my eyes, Lord.