Mark 6:5 What God Cannot Do

Mark 6:5 (KJV)
And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

The question to be asked is, what does it mean that, “He could there do no mighty work”? Is it possible that the power of the Lord was of such a nature that the unbelief of the people robbed Christ of it? Not at all!

I have a friend who has made a policy that any requests made of him immediately after a church service, while he is greeting the congregation, is an automatic “No.” It’s just too difficult to process requests in that moment so his policy is that, should his kids or anyone else ask him for something at that moment, the answer is, “No.” Suppose one of his children then comes to him and asks if they can all go out for ice cream. My friend loves ice cream and might enjoy ice cream himself. However, because his child has asked in a moment when he knew his dad’s policy was to answer, “No” to all requests made in that moment, it is inappropriate for him to say, “Yes.” He cannot say, “Yes” even if he would like to because it would mean breaking his own policy.

Jesus as God has and had the power to do whatsoever pleased Him. However the unbelief of the people rendered it inappropriate for him to do what would have pleased Him. God is no less powerful when He chooses not to do what He has before determined He would not do.

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Mark 6:5 What God Cannot Do

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Author: marvinmck

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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