Mark 6:2-5 What Wisdom Is This?

Mark 6:2-5 (KJV)
And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
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.

The people who heard Jesus were astonished and ask among themselves, “What wisdom is this…?

The wisdom was a teaching one.
He was in the synagogue teaching. It wasn’t a business wisdom or a economic wisdom. This was the sort of wisdom that could be passed down.

They called this wisdom a mighty work
Though He heals a few at the end of this passage that does not seem to be the work He was most motivated to do. His mighty work was a teaching work.

They were offended at it
Christians, who have received the wisdom from above, may expect that those who are worldly will:

  • Not understand our wisdom
  • Not agree with our wisdom and will
  • Become offended at it. It is foolishness to them.

It is still the wisdom this world most desperately needs.

 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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