5-5-2016 More Than Mother

A woman’s voice above the crowd “said to Him, ‘Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!’ But He said, ‘More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!’” (Luke 11:27-28 NKJV).  Jesus was born of Mary, the only virgin mother, ever!  And, yet, His spiritual family means more to Him than she did!  Before this incident, some had “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 8:20-21 NKJV).  His spiritual family is “the house of God, which is the church of the living God” (1 Timothy 3:15 NKJV), composed of all who “call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:2 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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