“When Jesus got out of the boat, and saw the great crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And He began to teach them many things.” Mark 6:34
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By this chapter in the story of Jesus, his ministry was really on a roll and crowds were flocking to him, I imagine his popularity was like rock star status by this time. He and his team were so in demand, they were doing such amazing work,that they could not even find time to stop and eat.
“In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do.If you forgive other people when they sin against you – willfully and recklessly, then your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you refuse to do your part, nurturing your hurt and anger, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6:14-15 [MSG, NIV, AMP, Voice]
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. Matthew 6:5-8 NKJV
“Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matthew 6:16-18 (NKJV)