Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount
1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2and he began to teach them.
The very first verse here is important to the rest of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus saw the people, He then went and set himself up in a spot to teach but the disciples came to him before He began to teach. There are a multitude of things that I do not know yet, there is even more I may never know but I act as though I have the entire spectrum at my fingertips. The disciples had wisdom about them that I desperately need, the wisdom to seek. Jesus puts us in the incredible position as humans to seek out answers and be taught by Him. He teaches us over time to understand small pieces of the world around us that we may know Him better. The truth is the more we know about the world God created and who He is, the more insight we will have to base choices off of. As a problem arises I find that I need to just go up to the Mount and listen to Jesus and then wait for the teaching to sink in. I may grow impatient but when I continue to try and learn from the situations he presents to me, it always comes. This takes weeks, months or years but if you are faithful, you receive the sermon you walked up to base camp for, He promises you that and I have seen it.