Sunday, July 5, 2009

It's All Relative.

Mark 3:31-35 (New Century Version)

Jesus' True Family

31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to tell him to come out. 32 Many people were sitting around Jesus, and they said to him, "Your mother and brothers are waiting for you outside."
33 Jesus asked, "Who are my mother and my brothers?" 34 Then he looked at those sitting around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 My true brother and sister and mother are those who do what God wants."

relative: something having a relation or connection to something else.

Jesus recently started His ministry and had just chose twelve of His disciples to be apostles and gave them power to do Gods' work. He returned to His hometown and a large crowd gathered to hear Him. The religious leaders there were angry with Him and His teachings and tried to slander Him. His family felt that it was necessary to save Him from the situation; and that's where we pick up on this passage of Scripture.

The thing that was relative to the situation was the will of God and not the will of His family. Jesus let the people around Him know what was important to God. In order to do Gods' will our bond to Him should be stronger than our bond to man. It wasn't that which was relative to man that's important but what is relevant to God.

We need to tap into the Spirit of God so we can do Our Father's will. The Holy Spirit is stronger and more powerful than anything a person can muster on their own. The most pertinent thing in our lives is our relationship with God.

If you really think about it;

it's all relative ... to God.

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