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« on: November 14, 2012, 10:39:49 AM »

Mark 6:1-6

He departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples.

When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands!

Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.

Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.”

So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them.

He was amazed at their lack of faith.


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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 10:46:12 AM »

A couple things come to mind.

The people were questioning how He got His knowledge.  Jesus clearly got wisdom from sources beyond what would be expected for someone in His situation.  Instead of enjoying it, they became offended by it.  I'm thinking it's partly that if they envision themselves in His humble background, they can't see THEY could have learned it.  So it was their very familiarity with His background, that caused them to question where He got His wisdom.  I don't know where they thought He got it, but who knows?

Also I noted that He could not perform mighty deeds there, except healing a few sick people.  To me this says a lot because God is actually prevented from working miracles in those who doubt and question Him.  But sick people want to be healed enough maybe they have a hope, a wish, and a prayer that is stronger than their desire to second-guess or accuse Jesus.  Like Jesus said to the woman who touched His robe, "Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you"  Note He didn't say He healed her, but that her faith did.  Many touched His robe, but one woman touched it with the faith that invites healing.

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