He did not do many miracles there
because of their lack of faith.
The big fish in Jesus’ hometown were amazed at his teaching—and he was amazed at their lack of faith (Mk 6:2, 6).
They’d known him since he was a kid riding his bike on their sidewalks. They weren’t buying the press he was getting.
Voltaire declared: “Even if a miracle should be wrought in the open market place before a thousand sober witnesses, I would rather mistrust my senses than admit a miracle.”
“Unbelief,” wrote Lenski, “always finds a way to decline the truth, no matter with what credentials it is presented.”
Jesus challenged even his closest disciples with this question: “Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear?” (Mk 8:18).
Read your Bible with a set-in-stone faith that what it says is totally true.
God doesn’t grade you on your talent,
but on your faith.