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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: A Prophet Without Honor
    So they were offended at Him.
    But Jesus said to them,
    "A prophet is not without honor
    except in his own country
    and in his own house."
    Matthew 13:57
    When Jesus returned to His hometown, the people did not receive Him; He was a Prophet Without Honor. The people of Nazareth knew Him as a boy growing up among them. As a young carpenter, Jesus worked among them. But, when Jesus first returned to announce He was fulfilling Scripture (Luke 4:21), they rejected Him and, “were filled with wrath” (Luke 4:28). They ran Jesus out of town, and some tried to throw Him off a cliff (Luke 4:29). As a result, Jesus said, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family” (Matthew 13:57).
    Jesus, I accept You, no matter who won’t recognize You. I honor You, even though many reject You. You are my Lord and Savior.
    How could those closest to the child Jesus, end up rejecting Him? Some were spiritually blinded because of unbelief; they couldn’t see the child who didn’t sin. Some were spiritually prejudiced; they were looking for a political Messiah to deliver them. Some were sinfully blinded; they looked at everything through their sinful lusts. As a result, “He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief” (Matthew 13:58).
    Lord Jesus, I know You as my Savior from sin; come into my life. I know You as my guide and protector; come lead me today. I know You as my friend and helper; come dwell in my heart. I know You as my coming King; come Lord Jesus in power and glory. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Matthew 13:54-58; Luke 4:16-30
    You must honor Jesus even when some will not.