Mark 6:5-He could not do any miracles there, except that He laid hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And He was amazed of their unbelief.
Unbelief- the withholding of belief; disbelief of divine revelation; disbelief of the truth of the Gospel, rejection of Christ as the Savior of men, and of the doctrines He taught; distrust of God's promises and faithfulness.
In John 1:11 we are told that Jesus came to His own people, and even they received Him not.
Today, the "NO VACANCY" sign hangs high and wide in the hearts of many who have chosen to allow doubt and unbelief to be the rule of the day in their hearts instead of faith and belief in the one who came to save them.
In this text on today, Jesus dealt with unbelief among those who had walked with Him and talked with Him, those who had seen Him perform one miracle after another and yet still choose to live in unbelief as the truth of God's Word stood before them daily.
What those in the synagogue that day did not realized is the fact that they missed the greatest opportunity ever to be blessed by Jesus.
Many that day, missed the opportunity to personally be touched by the hands of God Himself, they missed an opportunity to be healed spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically all because of unbelief.
Jesus is speaking the same “WORDS” to the wounded and brokenhearted in the world today that He spoke 2k years ago to those in the synagogue today.
Let's listen again to vs# 5-6 He could not do any miracles there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And He was amazed because of their unbelief.
The response from Jesus to the unbelief of the people then and now in the world today is "AMAZEMENT." He is amazed at the depth of the people's unbelief.
Psalm 147:3- He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.
Having heard what you just read, where do you now stand? In faith and belief in Christ or do you choose to remain in "UNBELIEF"?
Where are you on today concerning faith in Christ?
One thing for sure, scripture declares in Hebrews 11:6-And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Man can continue to do all the good works he wants to in the earth, but apart from Christ and faith in Him and His Gospel, your labor is in vain.
Works and good deeds will not get us to heaven. If we could work our way into heaven, there would have been no need for Christ to come to earth, shed His blood and die. THINK ABOUT IT!! Be not deceived, God is not mocked!
Doubt and unbelief in God’s Son is a one way ticket to separation from God now and in eternity.
What miracles are you missing out on today that you desperately stand in need of and is unable to receive because of your unbelief? What is it?
What agony, torment, pain, suffering, sickness, afflictions are you still dealing with on today all because of unbelief? Suffering that can be taken away by Jesus through faith in Him.
No, God may not change your situation, but He can change your mindset concerning your situation.
Is your heart hardened against the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Are you still blaming God for what is wrong in your life? Have you even sat down and think for a moment that it may be "UNBELIEF" that is causing you all your problems?
1 John 1:9- If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
No man knows the day nor the hour when his or her last breath will be drawn. Do not let your last breath catch you with a heart of "UNBELIEF."
I pray that you would cry out to God like the father of a son who needed to his son healed by Jesus. In his desperate need of seeing His son healed, the father spoke these words to Jesus in Mark 9:24- "Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief"!
You can be healed and made whole through faith in Christ Jesus if you would only believe for scripture declares that all things are possible to them that believe.
Thank God that you did not die last night in your state of unbelief, but that God showed you mercy by keeping you alive and giving you another opportunity to get it right with Him on today.