Friday, 3 August 2012
3rd August 2012 Matthew 13:54-end
When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.”. And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
Do we believe fully in the power of the Holy Spirit? Do we pray in expectation that prayers are answered. Do we sow seeds knowing that God will bring them to life? Or do we doubt and hope but not really have much faith?
Jesus would not perform miracles because those he met there did not believe. Do we also close the door on the work of the spirit? Let's open it in faith.