And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.…
I. THE DANGER. May not the body of man be compared to a ship; and the soul which he carries within that body be likened to a treasure. The world as a current; trials like storms. The disciples may aptly represent the Church, and the hazard they were in, the extremity to which the Church is often reduced. One of the chief reasons why our Lord permitted His disciples to be thus tried was —
1. To teach them humility.
2. To exercise faith and patience.
II. THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE DISCIPLES UNDER THE DANGER.
1. Distrust of God.
2. Distrust of His goodness and ability. Just before they had seen Him cure the palsy, etc.
4. In one respect worthy of imitation, they had resource to Christ.
III. THE GRACIOUS DELIVERANCE EFFECTED BY OUR BLESSED LORD.
1. The Divinity of our Lord.
2. How compassionate our Lord was to His timid disciples.
3. The man whose hope is in the Lord his God has no cause for alarm. —
(J. Seger, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.