The Family Of Jesus

“While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.’ He replied to him, ‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers? Pointing to His disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.
~Matthew12:46-50

During Jesus’ days on earth, He revealed the mind of the Father concerning a lot of issues through His teachings and actions. Jesus redefined family in the above scripture. He said, ‘whoever does the will of my father in heaven is my family.’ Jesus did not see family in the way men have defined it through the centuries — that is, biologically.

I want to throw a little light on what Jesus meant when He spoke about the will of His father. By the will of the Father, Jesus was referring to the assignment God had given him. He was talking about the instructions God gave him– his calling, his mission, his assignment, what he came to earth to accomplish.

Therefore, he is saying in the above scripture that anyone whose life is devoted towards fulfilling that assignment is family. Whoever is committed towards that will, whoever is dedicated and devoted to that will, whoever is connected to that will, whoever is living to fulfill and accomplish that will, is family.

It is important that you understand this definition of family, because it will help you as a child of God to build a strong and godly family. The foundation for any strong and worthwhile enterprise are the principles and paradigm of God. One of the many reasons families fall apart today is that they’re built on the wrong premise from the start. Those involved failed to build on the principles of God that are laid out in His manual — the word of God.

Carefully reflect on this post, and establish yourself in this definition of family given to us by Jesus, our model.


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