Pastor Tim Romero
Matthew 16:5–8 (ESV):"5 When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. 6 Jesus said to them, "Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees." 7 And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, "We brought no bread." 8 But Jesus, aware of this, said, "O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread?"
Forgetfulness is a part of growing older. Yet there are some things we will never forget no matter how hard we try. We must practice not remembering our sins but remember Jesus' great works to save us! That will keep us in a place of great faith to believe God for the impossible!
After Jesus performed many miracles including feeding the four thousand with seven loaves and a few small fish, He went on to speak of the teaching of the Pharisees likening it to leaven in the bread. The disciples missed the point because they were worried that they had forgotten bread for their trip. Jesus replies, "you of little faith, why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread." He wasn't talking about bread in the first place but the danger of the teaching of the Pharisees.
How many times has God proven Himself to you of His infinite power and abilities? Why is it that we recall our worst failures far easier than God's greatest miracles in our lives? We must never forget that even if we forget the bread He is still able! Let go of the past and remember it no more and meditate on only what is good, amen?
Father, we thank You for Your faithfulness to remind us over and over of Your great works in our lives. Even when we misunderstand You how gracious You are to gently remind us. Help us to let go of our failures and remember Your glorious works forever and ever in Jesus' name, amen!