Friday, September 10, 2021

Mark 3:33-35 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Mark 3:33-35

“Who are my mother and my brothers?” He asked. Then He looked at those seated in a circle around Him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”

 

As I read this yesterday, the note I took on it was “welcome to the family!” What a blessing it is to be considered Jesus’ family! He has bridged the gap. He has made the way, but have we accepted His invitation into His family?

 

One day, there will be the biggest and best family reunion in Heaven. We will gather around His table and dine in His Presence, and the only thing stopping you from being there is you! This isn’t a party for the elite but for the lowly! This isn’t an event you can buy a ticket to or earn a seat at but only through your relationship with Christ can you go! What freedom there is in knowing that!

 

Jesus doesn’t just say you can come to His house but that you can come as His family! Family was huge back in this culture, and who you were related to mattered, so to be related to a human king was something, but to be related to the King of kings is everything!

 

There is a prerequisite in this verse. It says that whoever does God’s will is His family, so are we walking in the will of God? Do we live a life based on the Bible or on our own moral code? Do we follow and believe the whole Word of God, or do we pick and choose the parts that fit our lifestyle? I believe that in order for us to do the will of God, we must first read and learn the Word of God, and then we will be better equipped to know how to follow and obey Him! If we know Who He is and what He gave for us to save us, then we will have a better chance of walking in loving obedience to His will and His ways through the power of the Holy Spirit!

 

Isaiah 33:6 - He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.

 

God bless you all! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ, our firm foundation, and the Holy Spirit who leads us in all areas that we surrender to Him!

 

 

 

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