The Grief of Unbelief

Read Numbers 14:1-25 with Matthew 13:53-58

Unbelief can show its grievous ways on several fronts. Sometimes it is disbelief in God's promises and Word; sometimes it is obstinacy wanting one's own way; sometimes it is an unwillingness to walk in faith because the way forward is hard. Jesus did not do many mighty works in Nazareth, not because he was powerless or restricted by unbelief, but because his gracious mercy was profitless to the unbelieving heart.