Summary: Why was He moved with compassion? Because they were sheep without a Shepherd!
Verse 30-34-Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught.
And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.
So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.
But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew Him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to Him.
And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.
The plan was to have so time alone, time to refresh, but they were interrupted!
What about you ever had your plans interrupted? How did you react?
Blessed Are the Flexible For They Shall Not Be Broken!
People where so hungry for knowledge, so thirsty for deliverance, that Jesus and the disciples had rowed 4 miles across the lake and the crowd ran 10 miles and the crowd beat them to the other side.
Moved With Compassion-When was the last time you were moved with compassion?
What about the person who was rude to you?
What about the person who cut you off in traffic?
What about the person who done you wrong at work?
What about the person who is mean to you?
Are the person who stab you in the back?
Why was He moved with compassion? Because they were sheep without a Shepherd!
John 10:11-13-“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.
The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.
Do you care about people?
Do you care where they will spend eternity?
The whole time I have been a pastor, I have only had two people come up to me and say they were concerned about somebody’s soul!
I heard a lot of people being noisy in peoples business, but I don’t think they are concerned for that person’s spiritual well-being!
(Talk about the lady who told the girl she was going to Hell, for living with her boyfriend!) No compassion, No love, just judgment, is that like Jesus?
Steven Covey's book "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People." Covey relates a personal experience while on the New York subway. The passengers were sitting quietly in the subway car, when a man entered with children who were extremely noisy and active. To Covey's surprise, the man (who was obviously the father) sat down and closed his eyes, ignoring the loud and rambunctious children. He sat as though he were oblivious to them! The subway car was ringing with chaotic noise. The children's behavior was way out of line, and everyone was getting agitated - except the father.
Finally, Covey leaned over and spoke to the man about his children. The father opened his eyes and seemed to finally grasp the situation.
"Oh, you're right. I guess I should do something about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother died about an hour ago. I don't know what to think, and I guess they don't know how to handle it either."
Before you proceed with your day, your week, I ask you to take a few minutes right now to ask God to give you His love for others.
Ask Him to help you see others as He sees them—lost souls He gave His Son to save.