Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

Mark 6:1‭-‬3 GNB “Jesus left that place and went back to his home town, followed by his disciples. On the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue. Many people were there; and when they heard him, they were all amazed. “Where did he get all this?” they asked. “What wisdom is this that has been given him? How does he perform miracles? Isn’t he the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon? Aren’t his sisters living here?” And so they rejected him.”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

What did Jesus do wrong? Nothing. Yet people rejected Him and still do. They hated Him for no good reason. They could not figure out why He was so different. ‘How can He do miracles?’ ‘Where did he get all this wisdom from?’ ‘Isn’t this the lowly carpenter? The son of Joseph and Mary?’ ‘He’s changed!’ Instead of further investigating their questions or simply rejoicing at all the good Jesus was doing they hated Him for it. This proves that these people were truly evil at heart. Just as evil as those who are offended by us no matter how much good God does through us. But didn’t Jesus say it would be this way:

John 15:20-21 NIV “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. [21] They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.”

“WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?”

Isn’t that what we hear? “You think you’re better!” Funny we’re accused of thinking we’re better than others when we don’t feel that way at all. We believe what the Bible says about all human beings:

Romans 3:10 NIV ,”As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one.” ‘

Ecclesiastes 7:20 KJV “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.”

Romans‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭KJV “For ALL HAVE SINNED, and come short of the glory of God.”‬‬‬‬

‭‭We know that ALL have sinned and fall short of God’s glory. We are no better. We’ve just been shown mercy by God because of our belief in Jesus Christ who is the forgiveness for our sins. 😃 You think it’s because our accusers know we have something special that they are offended by us? The same way they knew Jesus had something special and hated Him for it? Could it be instead of us thinking that we’re better deep down inside they think that we are better and hate us for it? Might this create a certain jealousy within them? The same kind of jealousy Cain felt towards his brother Abel when he saw that God favored him? 🤔‬‬

The real question is not, “Who do you think you are?” We know who we are. We are children of Almighty God! Lord of heaven and earth! And guess what? You can be God’s child too! By accepting Jesus’ sacrifice for the forgiveness of your sins! By being born again by the Holy Spirit you too can become God’s child and receive the free gift of eternal life! 😃

John‬ ‭3:16 ‬NCV‬‬ “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.”‬‬

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