And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Disregard the theological implications of that statement for the time being.
Instead, look at the end of the statement. Their unbelief.
You can convert that word “unbelief” to rejection, disbelief, denial, refusal, denigration, derision, self-righteousness, or any other word which means to put someone down because you want to. It's not quite ignorance, because ignorance is simply a lack of knowledge. What I'm talking about is rejection.
A good way of looking at it is Close Minded.
Never mind what the person is capable of. Never mind the abilities. Never mind what the person can do.
All that is irrelevant because there is something about the person that just doesn’t fit.
Closed minds make the best chains.
How many people have you rejected because you simply didn’t like them?
How many times have you been rejected because people simply didn’t like you?
If any household or town refuses to welcome you or listen to your message, shake its dust from your feet as you leave.
Again, disregard the theology of the statement and concentrate on what it says.
If you go somewhere and the people will not accept you and let you contribute, find somewhere else to be.
As for me, I have set a firm deadline for a certain matter. Sept. 1.
Accept me. Allow me to do what I can or I will find somewhere else to be.
I will not be bound by the chains of your mind any more.