When we see the life of Jesus who was born in Nazareth as the son of a carpenter and His death on Calvary, He is too shabby to believe in Him as our savior. "He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him." (Isaiah 53:2) Carpenters were in the 19th grade of 23rd jobs levels at that time.
Furthermore, Jesus was with the disciples who were fisherman, they would have smelt fishy at the sea of Galilee. He chose Peter who was not smart as head disciple rather than the someone who was well educated or eloquent. When people saw Jesus and His disciples, they were too shabby for them to believe in Jesus as their Savior or the Son of God. The Pharisees could not acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God. Those who followed Jesus had two struggles in their mind. He was so shabby, His life was so shabby and His looked so shabby. They were in a sense higher than Jesus.
When they saw what Jesus did signs and wonders, He seemed to be a Son of God. They worried as time went by because if they acknowledged Jesus as the Son of God, they would have been regarded as those who had committed blasphemy and would be shameful, but if He really was the Son of God, what would happen in their time of soul?
Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. (John 14:1) Jesus managed to penetrate the disciple's mind.
Jesus Christ is "the glorious riches of this mystery" (Colossians 1:27), we have found the mystery. We found the mystery that we believe in Him and are saved. The mystery of Jesus is that true righteousness becomes our power and is valuable to lay down our lives for Him.
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #470 (Feb. 13, 2016)