Why Did Jesus Say That A Prophet Has No Honor In His Own Country…
” They Knew Jesus when he was a Kid. They just said, Hi Jesus: but they didn’t know he was God” (Mark 6)
It’s hard to talk with people who have known you for a long time, especially about spiritual matters. They think they know you, in most cases, they are right, but not with Jesus.
When Jesus taught in his hometown Synagogue at Nazareth, those in attendance Said ” where did this man get these things (Mark6:2). the Bible says they were both astonished and offended. They saw Jesus heal people, but they could not get past the fact that they knew his mother, brothers and sisters. After all, Jesus was only a carpenter. He didn’t have the proper academic or religion credentials.
Children of God, be careful about hat or detest or not like despising the ordinary, remember how God spoke to Moses for the first time? He used a burning bush. In Gods hands, something ordinary can become extraordinary. In Pharaoh’s Court, the Common staff Mozes carried miraculously become a snake (1Sam16:7). The Lord chose a shepherd boy attending his fathers sheep, furthermore David was the least likely choice in a society that favored eldest Sons. He was the youngest son God seems to delight in taking the least likely route. Jesus did not come into this world with great beautiful fanfare as most would expect of the messiah. The place where he lived, Nazareth, was small and unimportant. The profession he chose, carpentry, didn’t impress.
” Isaiah 53, shows that Jesus had been expecting this all along says Nathaniel in verse 9 and verse 3.”
The Old Testament is Full of prophecies about the messiah, The Hebrew prophets foretold where Jesus woud de born (Bethlehem), the lineage of his birth (Davids offspring) and the sufferings he would endure for our sins (Isaiah 53:6). How Ironic that the one foretold by the prophet would have no honor among his own people. The people kept waiting for a prophet to come, but there he was right in front of them.
At our own peril ” danger or risk confused ” we ignore people and things that are right in front of us. Are you someone who thinks that you would have been right there following Jesus if you had seen the miracles he performed and heard the message he preached..? It’s easy to imagine what you would have done if you had lived in Jesus time. Although Jesus is not Physically present on earth today, we do have a reliable record of his ministry. We have acces to the Bible, bible commentaries and inspirational books in abundance. Think about this Christians can horror Christ today by witnessing to the power of Gods saving grace and teaching others how to allow christ to live through them.
Memorize this truth, ” For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country (John 4:44) “
Ask yourself this question today: How can you honor Jesus Christ today..? Is to honor his servants today that he has sent out today to this evil world in Jesus name.