Two verses strike me from this chapter.
So they were offended at [Jesus]. (3)
…he was amazed at their unbelief.” (6)
To this day, people are offended at Jesus. At least when he makes claims of authority over our lives. The gentle Jesus that loves and welcomes little children, almost everyone loves. The Jesus who is king and will one day judge all people, not so much.
I suppose the question for us who claim to be Christians is, “Does that Jesus offend us?” And if so, why?
How often does Jesus marvel at our unbelief? That we would question his love for us? That we would question his wisdom? That we would question his authority in our lives?
I ask myself, how often does Jesus marvel at my unbelief? How often do I hesitate to do what he asks? Especially in light of all he has done for me.
How about you? What is your attitude toward our Lord?