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Nazareth

Nazareth

Jesus was working for GOD. One of many of Jesus gifts was being a prophet. Jesus goes home to Nazareth. It always feels so good to go home.

Yet, Jesus didn’t receive much honor there. The people of Nazareth, who knew him as a child and young man, didn’t have much faith.

Jesus didn’t let that stop him. Jesus didn’t get discouraged.

Jesus saw the core of the problem. Jesus challenges us to not be stubborn. Stubbornness gets in the way of faith in Jesus. God’s goal for us is to believe in Jesus, the Messiah.

Jesus knew what to do. Go to other places where faith and believe would be unleashed. Others would be ready for miracles and life changing transformation. The harvest is bountiful. It just may be in another field. Jesus knew not “to cast your pearls before swine”.

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 6:4-6 (The Message Bible)