348 God’s Economy

“Jesus asked (His disciples), ‘Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember?’” (Mark 8:17,18).

If Jesus was indeed sinless as we believe He was – and had to be to become the sacrifice on our behalf – it is clear that these words were not spoken in anger. Frustration, perhaps. I guess that isn’t a sin. He must have been tired too. No matter where He went He could not find privacy; not even enough time to rest (7:24, 36). He obviously felt He needed it or He wouldn’t have sought it. It doesn’t seem right somehow.

To truly be your representative in the covenant I made with you, My Son had to enter into what being human is really like. He had to trust Me with His personal needs, as you must do. A life of submission to My will overrode even His felt need of rest, or more time to prepare His disciples. Yet there were some things He could not experience personally because of His sinless life. The frailty of humanity is compounded by the effects of sin, personally and in a rebellious world. So I gave Him His disciples! He needed them to teach Him even as they needed to be taught by Him. And there was always time and privacy for those things I led Him to do.

Nothing is wasted in My economy. You can be sure that whatever comes into your life is allowed or specially prepared with your welfare in mind. It will keep you walking in peace if you can remember that.

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