He marvelled : – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

We don’t hear or use the word marvelled much anymore,  we may find something that we call marvellous  but marvelled is out of fashion.

It is used in the Bible  23 times.   Usually people marvelled at the miracles which Jesus preformed.

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Webster defines it:
marvel
: to feel great surprise, wonder, or admiration
Full Definition
intransitive verb
: to become filled with surprise, wonder, or amazed curiosity
transitive verb
: to feel astonishment or perplexity at or about

We find Jesus marvelled at 2 different things. The first was the Centurions great faith.  I have men under me who go, come and do at my command.

Just say the word:

Matthew 8:10
King James Version (KJV)
“When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.”       

The second time was also about faith.  The lack thereof in His home town.

Mark 6:5,6
King James Version (KJV)
“And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.  And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.”

We have all been given a measure of faith.  We either please or disappoint the Lord by what we do with it.

We can build it up, by praying in the Holy Spirit and renewing our minds by the reading of and hearing the Word. Meditation,  recitation, contemplation.

Or we can allow it to wither and die, because we know too much, are too advanced to believe.

We neglect and reject the possibility that there may be the unexplained.   We no longer marvell.

At the end of Mark 6 we find Jesus crossing the water to another town, where people brought their sick to be healed.

It also states:
“whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.”

We need to deside what we are going to do with our measure of faith.

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We can build it up to a great faith or let it wither and die.  Our choice.

Father God, please help us to grow in faith and power to become mighty men in Your service.

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6 thoughts on “He marvelled : – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

  1. This is great! What we do with our faith is up to us, isn’t it? I love your “meditation, recitation, comtemplation” and would add “obedience” as a builder of faith, being a doer of the Word, as James says. And thank you for allowing for the mystery and the unexplained.

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  2. Thank you for your exhortation. I needed that today. We have all received a measure of faith. What we do with it is up to us. The Body of Christ (including me)has become weak for lack of prayer and time in the Word. God is raising up an army to do mighty exploits, including signs and wonders in His Name. I want to be part of that army!
    Roger

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