At first glance, some might think that in this passage Jesus is fed up with fighting against the Pharisees and joins in their overtly racist attitudes towards anyone that is not a Jew. Let me assure, that is not the case.
When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities. Matthew 14:13 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had … Continue reading Rest
Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without … Continue reading Gifts in the Church
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? is not … Continue reading A Prophet without Honor
We most certainly must be on fire for the Lord in our personal discipleship but that cannot be to the neglect of others.
Our personal zeal to be close to Jesus should also encourage us to help others.
Our personal Galilean ministry should consist of simple, everyday actions that are of benefit to another person.
We don't need huge stadiums with rock concerts or million dollar book deals. We need to evangelize Jesus' way. Deep fellowship with one other person or a small group is the key to truly making devout disciples of Jesus.
We should have our light shining all the time so that when we come across one of God's precious children, we can be a blessing and help to them.
Arrogance and pride have no place in the discussion of the word of God. If a person feels they are smarter than someone else that may be true. But, how did they gain this knowledge? And, is their knowledge truthful information?