Where Did It Come From?

And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.  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?

Mark 6:1-2

Everywhere Jesus went, it seems that people were amazed by Him and His wisdom, knowledge, power and authority.  It was no different in these verses, in which He came “into his own country.”

His own people heard Him teaching and asked “From whence hath this man these things?  and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought in his hands?”  They wanted to know where He got the wisdom that He had.  How did He teach with that kind of authority?  The simple answer to that is that His wisdom, authority and power came from the same place we get our wisdom, power and authority: God and His Word.

Of course, Jesus was “the Word.”  He was the Word incarnate.  We are never going to know the Word like He did because He was the Word, but we can read and study the Word and we can know a whole lot more about it than we do right now.

We are never going to have the authority that Jesus had simply because He was God in the flesh.  We are not.  But we can have a little of that authority when we speak His Word.  Again, His Word gives us what little authority we have.

We rea never going to do the mighty works that He did because, again, He was God in the flesh.  But we can allow Him to do some mighty work through us, if we would step out by faith and be willing to allow Him to use us.

He taught with wisdom and power, and we have that same wisdom and power available to us.  Are we using it?

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