Today's reading Matthew 26:57 - Mark 9:13
"For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened." Mark 6:52 KJB
Jesus had just approached the boat by walking on the water and then calming the storm. By Mark's account the disciples were " sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered." Mark 6:51 KJB. The Bible states that they had a hard heart even though they were hanging around Jesus and watching him do all these miracles.
We can be doing the right things, hanging around the right crowd and still have a hard heart. How does that happen? Come on, how do you hang around Jesus and still not get what he is trying to accomplish?
Pride-Maybe they felt like they already knew what he should be doing. Peter does rebuke him when he says he needs to die and be resurrected in three days.
Unteachable-Maybe they felt they knew enough already. Jesus was just a carpenter's son with no real formal religious training.
Busyness-Were they too busy doing for God they did not take the time to see God and consider what he really wanted to accomplish while he was here.
Whatever it was, I need to learn from them and try to keep my focus on what my goals are and not be prideful or unteachable or to busy that I do not see the miracles that God is doing in my family and in my life right now today. I need to have a soft heart.