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A Prophet in His Own Country

March 27, 2013

“‘Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?’ So the were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.’ Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.” Mark 6:3-6

How sad it is to see that this human condition still continues among New Covenant believers today. The gifts of God given to those across town, down the street, next door, and even in our own living rooms should be greatly appreciated in much the same way we appreciate those on the other side of the world. Are they not all gifts from God? Oh brothers and sisters! How can we ever be “fitly joined together” into one body if we hold at arms length those nearest to us? We cannot.

Let us see one another through spiritual eyes, and listen with spiritual ears. Oftentimes our unpleasant parts are actually designed by God to be the most useful. The big toe is a good illustration of that point. All of God’s people have been gifted in part, for the benefit of the whole; and all are necessary to make the whole. To avoid one is to hurt the whole. Let us patiently help each other in the process of maturity in sharing his or her gift to his or her very best. In this way, we are sure to be in route to Christ’s full measure!

“Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.” II Corinthians 5:16

 

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  1. “Let us see one another through spiritual eyes, and listen with spiritual ears.” brother thank you for that good exhortation.

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