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Mark 6:1-3 - "Where did this man [Jesus] get these things?" they asked

NIV Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.

"Where did this man get these things?" they asked. "What's this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.

KJV 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?

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.

Scripture frames business as a high calling. One of the criticisms of Jesus was that he started as a carpenter! But throughout the gospels Jesus talks about wine making, building homes, farming, treasure hunting, ranching, management and many other business practices as analogies of the Kingdom of heaven. So it shouldn't be surprising that Luke, a doctor, was chosen as the one to write a gospel and the book of Acts. God wants to use businesspeople to change the world.

Today's commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor,
Grace NYC

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