Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 74/260: Read Mark 6

In Matthew 8, a centurion came to Jesus pleading for his servant to be healed. It is written that Jesus “marveled” at this man’s faith. “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” (Matthew 8:10).

In contrast to this event, we have the faith of those of “His own country” in Mark 6. The people heard His teaching and witnessed His mighty works, but “were offended at Him.” He was nothing special; He was just a carpenter. They knew His family.

“A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” The Savior’s miraculous work was limited in this area; “He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.”

Mark writes, “And He marveled because of their unbelief.”

In one instance, He marveled because of faith; in another, because of the lack of faith.

How would He react to you? Have you put your full trust in Him, obeying Him, believing both the promises and warnings He has issued? Would Jesus marvel at your faith, or the lack thereof?

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

Mark 4:25. “For whoever has, to him more will be ___________; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be ___________ ___________ from him.”

Pray

Pray for a faith that would make the Savior marvel. Pray for the wisdom to trust and obey His Word.

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