FAMILIARITY IS NOT FAITH
When Jesus began teaching and performing miracles in His hometown of Nazareth, “He was amazed at their unbelief.” Can you imagine that? That the Son of God was “amazed” at the lack of faith He saw in the very neighbors that should have known Him best?
Those that have grown up going to church and hearing the gospel must be careful to examine their faith. For they are at risk of being like the folks of Nazareth. Although they had known about Jesus for years and claimed him as a neighbor, they still did not place their faith in Him. Familiarity is not faith.
PRAYER: Dear Father, we have placed our faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. He has saved us and we are His, as He is ours. He is more than a set of biblical facts to us. He is our faithful Friend. Strengthen us with Your grace and power today. In Jesus’ name, amen.