July 30, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry : Topic – Jesus Describes His True Family.
New Generation Grace Ministry
Friday July 30th, 2021
Title: Jesus Describes His True Family.
(Matthew 12:46-50) 46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”
48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
Jesus was talking with the crowd, He received a message that His mother and brothers were outside wanting to speak to Him. He replied to them saying, who is my mother and who are my brothers? For whoever does the will of my father in heaven are my mother and my brothers.
Jesus was not trying to deny His relationship to His mother and brothers in the physical. He was the one who was commanding the Pharisees and the teachers of the law to honor their father and mother. How would He not practice what He was teaching? ( Matthew 15:1-9). He provided for His mother’s security as He hung on the cross. ( John 19:25-27). His mother and the brothers were present at the upper room at Pentecost (Acts:1:14) They all joined together constantly in prayers, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
What Jesus Christ was trying to make them to understand when He told them that whoever does The will of His father is His mother and brother was that , spiritual relationships are as important as that of physical. He was at this point opening avenues to create spiritual relationships between Him and the people He came to save, which is all of us who have accepted Him as our Lord and savior. The body of Christ, in the whole world. You and I are all the family members of Jesus.
Most of the times, we single His mother out as the only member of the family of Christ, when we do the will of God, we are members of the family of Jesus. Let us welcome Jesus in our lives today as our Lord and savior, and we are automatically born in this great family. This is a royal family that everyone of us should be aspiring to come into. The only thing that qualifies us into this royal family is just to seek Him and do His will. Are you aspiring to come into this family? His Kingdom is awaiting everyone that qualifies, we are going to reign eternity with Him. May God help us in Jesus name.
Prayers: Please Lord, help me to do your will so that I will be qualified to come into your family and reign eternity with you in Jesus name.
Further Reading: Matthew 13