“He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Matthew 13:58

What an amazing, yet solemn, verse this is! Purge me, O Lord, that I may never be guilty of such unbelief!

Notice that the verse does not say, “He could not,” but rather that “He did not.” It was not a case that His power was limited on this particular occasion, but rather that Christ does not work in the presence of blatant or open unbelief.

Unbelief is the preeminent fruit of the flesh. It is that which emanates from man’s corrupt nature. “The carnal mind is enmity against God” (Rom. 8:7).

Give me the grace to crucify the natural man in me, Lord, until all unbelief is removed. Hear now my confession and grant me rest with your forgiveness.

 

According to Your Word