Apostle Grace Lubega
Mark 6:4-6(KJV); But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
It is true that a prophet might be without honour in his own country.
However, no one should create a doctrine out of this that excuses people’s unbelief.
Some have used this as a reason not to preach to their immediate families. Some are leaving their countries to other nations under the pretext of having no honour in their countries.
The truth of the matter is that the underlying issue Christ faced was the lack of faith of these people.
This means that we cannot wholly focus on the fact that they dishonoured him because he was from their home country. The focus should be on the absence of faith.
The responsibility of the minister of the gospel is to build faith. This is why Christ went about teaching in the villages despite the fact that they did not hold him in high regard.
Even in your home country, you can have results. You can have results in your family. You can have results with the people you grew up with.
Teach faith. Demonstrate faith. Speak faith.
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 10:38, Mark 3:35
Even in your home country, you can have results. You can have results in your family. You can have results with the people you grew up with. Teach faith. Demonstrate faith. Speak faith.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this wisdom. I am a willing labourer, in my family, at my workplace and in my nation. I live and demonstrate a life of faith. My actions speak forth the faith life and my lips keep the faith message. In Jesus’ name. Amen.