And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:…
1. The poverty of Christ.
2. The voluntary character of His privations.
3. His riches for others are brought into contrast with the poverty of His own estate.
4. The wants of the soul are first to be attended to — as most important.
5. Christ should be trusted with our temporal affairs — He has sympathy and ability.
6. Christ will succour us under the difficulties and hardships felt in following Him.
7. It is when the sagacity and power of man are confessedly inadequate that Christ interposes.
8. It is in using our natural resources that Christ communicates His gracious aid.
9. It is the blessing of Christ which makes anything serve its proper end.
10. The richness and pleasures of an entertainment do not depend on the costliness of the provision.
11. We can never come to Christ at a wrong time.
12. "The bread of life." "The living bread."
Parallel VersesKJV: And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed: