Luke 7:6-9 / Mark 6:4-6 – He Marveled

Luke 7:6-9
 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

Mark 6:4-6
 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.
5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

-A recorded in Scripture, these are the only two occasions where Jesus is said to have marveled at what He had seen.  Think about how powerful something must be to make the Lord marvel.  As the Creator of the universe, He has seen wonders beyond any of our imaginations and all of those wonders actually sprang from His creativity.  You would think that nothing could make Him marvel and yet two things do:  1) The idea that a human being could have such strong faith in God and 2) The idea that a human being could have such weak faith in God.  If you think about it, every action we take in life is an expression of our faith in the Lord; that means every day we give the Lord a chance to marvel at us.  The question is- Does He marvel because of our belief or our unbelief?

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