Matthew 13 – Familiarity and Unbelief

Good evening y’all. Today we looking at Matthew 13.

A lot to learn from the passage but what stood out for me the most was verses 55 – 58. To see that this people lived in the same town with Jesus, they probably saw him walking along the road, teaching in the synagogue talking and on the mountain top, yet these people could not tap into his power and authority due to unbelief.

Just makes me think we can be in a service and the Holy Spirit is moving; working miracles around us and yet we miss out on His move due to unbelief

I wonder how many blessings and miracles I have missed out on due to unbelief.

“Then they scoffed, “He’s just the carpenter’s son, and we know Mary, his mother, and his brothers—James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas. All his sisters live right here among us. Where did he learn all these things?” And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in him. Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family.”  And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief”. (Matthew 13:55-58 NLT)

The people in His home town were too familiar with Jesus. Just because they knew who His earthly family was, they looked down on Him and couldn’t come to terms with the fact that He was the promised Messiah. Despite all they had heard and seen Him do (and also how His life fulfilled the prophecies spoken before hand) they still did not believe.

We need to be careful that we do not get so familiar with God that we forget how awesome He is and then loose sight of His greatness and power to the extent that we start to live in unbelief

Unbelief is the opposite of faith and can hinder us from enjoying the blessings of God and living in the supernatural

Today, let’s ask God to forgive us of our unbelief and give us the grace to trust Him and take Him at His word.

***With God all things are possible***

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