03 Feb

When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place. He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?” And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house.” And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief. (Matthew 13:53-58, NRSV)

The people of Nazareth could not receive His miracles because they did not believe He could do those things. They knew who He was and they were unable to think of Him in a different way.

They didn’t doubt that He had the power, they did not believe it.

Doubt is not having hope in something, it is not the opposite of belief.

I believe, help my unbelief we see in the gospels. Doubt leads us to wonder and question and deeper inspection of something. Unbelief closes our minds and keeps us locked in our box.

Do not be unbelieving but question and dig deeper and allow Him to do wonderful things in your life.


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