Free Bible Commentary
“Luke 8:22-25”Categories: 50 Days with Jesus
“Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, ‘Let us go over to the other side of the lake.’ So they launched out. But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger. They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, ‘Master, Master, we are perishing!’ And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. And He said to them, ‘Where is your faith?’ They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, ‘Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?’
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Where is your faith (verse 25)? When the winds are blowing and the waves are crashing, where is your faith? Is it tucked away in the bottom of a drawer somewhere, waiting to be searched for and drawn out in a time of trouble? When a tempest suddenly blasts through your life there is no time to find your faith. It must be ever present with you in order to be useful to you. “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). If you have misplaced your faith, you will find it where it has always been residing. Spend ample time immersed in the word of God. Take time every day to learn about Jesus: how He lived, what He taught, what He did for you, what He expects of you. Jesus will increase your faith and prepare you for life’s storms.
Who can this be (verse 25)? The disciples were spending time with Jesus, but at this point, they still didn’t know exactly who He was. When they saw Jesus rebuke the wind and still the water, they asked themselves, “Who can this be?” How well do you know Jesus? What is your perception of Him? Jesus is not a baby lying in a manger. Jesus is not our equal partner in the business of life. Jesus is not a casual friend to visit from time to time. Jesus is “the Master of ocean and earth and skies.” Jesus is God who was manifested in the form of human flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). If the wind and the waves obeyed His every command, we should take a cue from them and follow their lead.
Jesus is not an umbrella to be saved for a rainy day. Jesus is our Creator, our Savior and will be our Judge.
Please read Matthew 12:1-14 for tomorrow – Jesus and the Pharisees.
Have a great day!