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.

The Sign of Christ

Read Matthew 12:38-42

Unbelief is a powerful stubborn obstacle in the heart of man. But here, The Lord Jesus addresses the unbelief in the covenant community of God's people, which is even more fearful. How easy to feed this stubborn unbelief by looking for signs from God instead of walking by faith, or by being unwilling to repent, or havign an apathy toward God's wisdom. What is the state of your faith?