In His hometown, the people He grew up with were offended by Jesus. While they knew Him, they didn’t see what He was doing now. They saw Him for who he was, not who He is. They were stubborn and refused to open up to Him in His fullness of power.
If we are stubborn, Jesus can’t get through to us. Jesus knocks on the door to our heart. It is up to us to open the door.
God’s goal for us is for us to be responsive to Jesus. When we are stubborn, we miss God entirely. God requires that we be obedient. There is no other way with God. Jesus knew this.
May I see Jesus for who He is today!! May I see what He is doing, not what He is not doing.
Jesus told them, ‘A prophet has little honor in his hometown, among his relatives, on the streets he played in as a child.’ Jesus wasn’t able to do much of anything there—he laid hands on a few sick people and healed them, that’s all. He couldn’t get over their stubbornness. He left and made a circuit of the other villages, teaching. Mark 6:1-6