Mat 16 :5-12
“Now when His disciples had come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6 Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” 7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have taken no bread.” 8 But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “O you of little faith, why do you reason among yourselves because you have brought no bread? “
This incident is one of many examples where our Lord’s disciples did not understand what He is speaking to them because their focus is not on the things that are important to their Master. In these scriptures, it tells clearly, “they reasoned among themselves”. The reasoning of this generation is far more improved and advanced, yet it follows the same pattern of the old. One’s reasoning is the biggest enemy in listening to God’s voice. When God is trying to say something, we reason with our worldly knowledge, biblical knowledge and other knowledge that we acquire through traditions. We can not understand what God is saying to us with our brain and mind. He clearly says,” My thoughts are not your thoughts” (Isa 55:8). When our Lord was talking to His disciples about the leaven of the Pharisees, the disciples thought that He is talking about the missing bread that was left over. Likewise, when God is speaking to us, much of our focus is on the worldly things and issues, so we tend to take it that way, reason among ourselves in our mind and get confused. When this confusion continues for some time, some folks decide altogether to sop listening anything from Him. Do not give up listening to Him at any point of time. The enemy wants it to happen and it is in your hands whether he succeeds or fails.