CERTAINTY AS A DIFFERENCE
Mark 6:38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
Today marks approximately 1% of the year gone, and by checking any calender, we will find out 99% of the year still lies ahead. Just like a calender check could accurately reveal how far into the year we have gone, today’s text focuses closely on ‘knowing’, albeit from two different sides: the first, knowing with certainty and the latter, knowing without certainty.
When Jesus desired to feed the multitude, He asked the disciples to go and see how many loaves of bread they had. Those words of His was saying to them ‘gather accurate information and then let me know. Don’t come telling me what you think there is, but what actually is’. To do that then, the command ‘go and see’ fitted right in.
Beloved, it is one thing to ‘think what you have’, and another thing ‘to know what you have’, the difference is the element of certainty. Decisions and choices made in either case may appear similar, but they really are not. Certainty affords one a platform to plan towards using or applying what is accurately known or work towards gaining what is not possessed. Otherwise, one walks shortsighted.