Matt 13:56-57 Where then did this Man get all these things?” So they were offended at Him.
He healed the sick, the blind, the deaf, and the lame. He cast out demons. He preached the Good News to the rich and the poor.
But His own home town folk didn’t believe in Him. In fact, they were offended by Him.
They saw nothing special in Jesus. They saw a man like any other with family ties to the community.
It seems to me they should have been the ones to believe in Him the most.
All of them knew He wasn’t a drunk or a rowdy man. They knew He didn’t cuss people out or carouse with women.
But they are offended at His teaching!
That’s the way it will be for you. Get drunk, cuss, or carouse and no one cares. Preach Jesus and suddenly you’re offending someone.
Offend away! Do it with the truth.
Preach it, teach it, and live it!
You’re here to honor God – not get the approval of people!
Abba, help me remember that I am Your servant! I am here to praise You in all I do. Let me never be ashamed or back down because someone is offended by my life in You! In Jesus’ name, YES&AMEN