Thinking: JESUS will not override man’s unbelief. We are free to disbelieve Him.
The people of Nazareth when given the opportunity to believe chose NOT. And He let them.
Mark 6 (AMP) Jesus left there and came to His hometown [Nazareth]; and His disciples followed Him.
3 Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are His sisters not here with us?” And they were [deeply] offended by Him [and their disapproval blinded them to the fact that He was anointed by God as the Messiah]. 4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor (respect) except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 5 And He could not do a miracle there at all [because of their unbelief] except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 He wondered at their unbelief.
And He was going around in the villages teaching.
I don’t want to miss the miracles that can be mine so when my faith is wavering I choose to be like the man of
Mark 9. 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
And do you know what Jesus did?!
27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. source
Jesus will not override our unbelief but He sure will give us faith when we ask!
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.