Mark 6:1-6

He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief.

And he went about among the villages teaching.

One response to “Mark 6:1-6

  1. So clear that Jesus’ power was heavenly, but was multiplied and showed in the earth when it met expectant faith. In His hometown, people knew Him, had grown up with Him, and could not accept that He was a prophet from God or the Messiah. He was among them, and lived with them, yet their faith prevented great works from being done in their city.

    This certainly applies to us/me. Jesus is with me, and all among my life. But His power and works are hampered in my life by my lack of faith. I know Him, and have only ever known Him as my God, not the Son of a carpenter, but still, I don’t give Him the room and space in my life to work the miracles of His power.

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