The Journal of Biblical Accuracy

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The real family of Jesus: "Those who hear the Word of God and do it"

In Luke 8:20-21 we read how and who Jesus defined to be His brothers and His very own:

Luke 8:20-21
"And it was told to Him by some, who said, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside desiring to see You. And He answered and said to them, My mother and My brothers are those who hear the Word of God and do it."

Those who hear and also do the Word are the brothers of Jesus. As we have repeatedly seen up to now, it is for Jesus the doing of the Word that matters. The hearing of the Word should also be followed by acting on what we heard.

Next section: 1 Corinthians 5:5: "so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord"


Author: Anastasios Kioulachoglou