The Crowd: Mark 4:1-2
“1) He began to teach again by the sea. And such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole crowd was by the sea on the land. 2) And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching,” Mark‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭
It is sometimes said; “Don’t follow the Crowd!” However, there are times the crowd gets it right. When it came to the signs and teachings of Jesus, they were getting it right!
On this occasion, the crowd grew so large that Jesus and His disciples got into a boat and pushed out a little way from shore. It made the perfect stage and pulpit. The surface of the water helped His voice carry.
What is special about this scene, is that He was focused on teaching. His miracles prepared the way for His message. The eternal change came to those who believed His message! The seeds of the gospel were being planted. Don’t seek the miracle to the neglect of the message.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global