Unbelief – Mark 16: 10
Mark 16: 10. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. 11. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
Mark 16:11. And when they heard. The testimony of Mary alone is related by Mark, but I am convinced that all of them in common conveyed the message in obedience to the commands of Christ.
And even this passage confirms more fully what I have just now said, that there is no disagreement among the Evangelists when one of them specially attributes to Mary Magdalene what the other Evangelists represent as common to all the women, though not in an equal degree.
But the disciples must have been held bound by shameful indifference so that they did not recall to their recollection that what they had often heard from their Master was accomplished.
If the women had related anything of which they had not formerly heard, there would have been some reason for not immediately believing them in a matter which was incredible;
but now they must have been uncommonly stupid in holding as a fable or a dream what had been so frequently promised and declared by the Son of God when eye-witnesses assured them that it was accomplished.
Besides, their unbelief having deprived them of sound understanding, they not only refuse the light of truth but reject it as an idle fancy, as Luke tells us.
Hence it appears that they had yielded so far to temptation, that their minds had lost nearly all relish for the words of Christ.