The appearance of Jesus like the Old Testament Lord walking upon the sea was an important new stage in his work. But as the kingdom goes forward, its opponents rise up to resist it. Ancient Israel should be the seed from which the kingdom grows, but some love the old too much and are trapped within it. So they come to criticise Jesus for letting his disciples behave carelessly. However, the Saviour fights back with firm words from an ancient prophet: this criticism isn’t based on God’s law but man’s wisdom! His opponents have seriously lost their way and are dishonouring God. It’s a mistake we can too easily make.
And here is a short talk based on the same passage: He Changed The World (Episode 23)