“Then His mother and brothers came to Him, and could not approach Him because of the crowd. And it was told Him by some, who said, ‘Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.’ But He answered and said to them, ‘My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it’” (Luke 8:19-21 NKJV). Family ties are strong, but spiritual ties are stronger. Jesus showed by this statement that no one in our family should have a stronger influence or appeal than “the word of God!” Hearing the word of God without doing it will keep us outside of God’s spiritual family. Jesus also said, “blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:27-28 NKJV). Jesus left His home to save us, surely we can leave our home to be saved!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.