A prophet has no honor in his own country.
Those who live in familiar relations with the great or the good are least likely to recognize the elements of greatness or goodness in them. Many of the men whose names shine in the galaxy of fame, and whose work lives in the world with undying influence, had little honor from those among whom they walked, and perhaps would have little honor today if they were to return and live among us.
We ofttimes fail to recognize the true worth of our best friends while they stay with us.
It is not until she is gone out of the home that a mother’s real value is appreciated. The same is true of each member of a household and of each friend upon whom we lean much and whose life is a great deal to us. Jesus walked among the people, taught, wrought miracles, and lived out His sweet, beautiful life of love, but they failed to see The Messiah in Him.
“He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.”