Great expectations and selfish limitations, Jesus Son of Joseph, or Jesus Son of God?
Great expectations and selfish limitations, “We’ve known You since You were a boy, You’ll do as we say.”
Great expectations and selfish limitations, He can’t be manipulated, He can’t be threatened, He can’t be dictated to and He can’t be restricted.
True friendship recognises our worth, builds us up, encourages us to be the person God intends and calls us to be.
God our Father, thank You for the ones who truly see us and give us the courage to be our true selves in Christ Jesus. Amen.
21 Then he began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’ 22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, ‘Is not this Joseph’s son?’ 23 He said to them, ‘Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, “Doctor, cure yourself!” And you will say, “Do here also in your home town the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.”’ 24 And he said, ‘Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s home town. 25 But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; 26 yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. 27 There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.’ 28 When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. 29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. 30 But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.