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Upbraided

I learned a new word yesterday and I can’t get it off my mind.

The word is “upbraided” and I found it reading this scripture: “Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.” ~ Mark 16:14

Upbraided means to reprove or reproach angrily. Jesus upbraided them because their hearts were hardened and they did not believe the woman or the two disciples that reported that Jesus had risen and they had met with Him…which meant also that they did not believe what He had told them while He was with them. He was angry about their unbelief … and there He stood, His promises fulfilled.

I like Mark 16:15-20 and read it often but I had never really looked at this verse. God has been speaking to me these last couple of days about UNBELIEF that we are so accustomed to excusing away …so this really struck me.

Our unbelief is displeasing to the Lord.