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JESUS KNOWS, TRUST HIM



John 6:5 & 6

5. When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?

6 "And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do."


On that occasion, as mentioned in our verses of focus, Jesus was surrounded by a great multitude. The people had followed Jesus because they had witnessed the many miracles that He had performed. Jesus knew that the people were physically hungry. In verse 5, Jesus asked Philip, a very important and relevant question. Jesus said, "Whence(Where) shall we buy bread, that these may eat?"


This question is a clear demonstration that Jesus is always in touch with all of our needs and ever ready to supply them accordingly to His riches in glory. Jesus wanted Philip to share in the provision of food for the hungry people. Likewise, Jesus wants us to be in partnership with Him in fulfilling the needs of others. There are persons who have been purposely placed in our lives that Jesus wants to bless through us. Verse 6 reminds us that Jesus always has a plan for every situation. The verse states, "And this He (Jesus)said to prove him, (Philip): for He Himself (Jesus) knew what He would do." When Jesus asked the question, He wanted to see what Philip would do.


Jesus has a panoramic view of our lives, He knows how every situation will end before it begins. Nothing takes Him by surprise. That is why we are admonished in Proverbs 3:5-6, to trust in the LORD with all our hearts; and lean not on our own understanding.

In all our ways, we must acknowledge Him, and He shall direct our paths. We must always be cognizant that our understanding of any subject matter comes with obvious limitations.


When we fail to trust Jesus, as we are faced with challenging circumstances, we fail to reap the many benefits that come with His planned success. May we cherish being in partnership with Jesus.

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