Some people talk about how much easier it would be to trust Jesus if He were physically present. But Scripture reminds us that wasn’t the case for many who met Him, including the people in Jesus’ hometown. The condition of our hearts is what matters. Do you have a heart that humbly accepts Jesus or one that takes offense at Him?
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. —Matthew 13:54-57a
Prayer: Jesus, search out the prideful places within me and bring them into the light so that I can trust You with an open and humble heart. In Your name I pray, amen.
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