Jesus was the Master Communicator. He was able to maneuver around verbal traps and meet people at their level. EVEN JESUS wasn't always, if ever really understood.
In life, no matter how skilled you may be at communication, people will at times misunderstand, misquote, and even add and subtract from what you said and get mad at YOU for it. Pat Robertson is dealing with that very issue this week. Like Pat, some of the people doing the misquoting are doing it on purpose.
5When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread. 6"Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
7They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread."
8Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, "You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread? 9Do you still not understand? Don't you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?
10Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? 11How is it you don't understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." 12Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Jesus is talking to his people. These are the ones He has chosen to spend the most time with. They should understand Him right? What He was trying to tell them went right over their heads. Just remember to say what God said and let it be. Let people think what they will… explain only to those who really want to listen.
Darrell G. Wolfe