Judas carried the ‘bag,’ the money box (Jn 13). The disciples seemingly needed to have money available to pay for daily, maintenance needs and for helping the poor. Why did Jesus not just do miracles throughout each day to meet the disciples’ needs? Why did He seem to reserve His supernatural signs for ‘bigger’ things—healings, storm, prophecies and opportunities beyond their money box resources? He fed the 5000.
Would excessive miracles lead to a Sugar Daddy, credit-card-welfare, sloth—a “we don’t have to work or lift a finger” mentality? God does not want fallen man living in paradise. We are to experience this fallen world—smell sin’s stink. Our faith is a working faith. Paul commended various ‘workers’ in Roman 16.