Friday, April 7, 2017

Hear the word of God, and keep it

Luk 11:27  And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
Luk 11:28  But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
A woman caught up with emotion wants to bless Mary for bringing forth Jesus. He corrects her and says, "Yea rather blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it".  Mary was special having been chosen as the birth mother of Jesus. She had found favor with God.
Luk 1:30  And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
Luk 1:31  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Luk 1:32  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luk 1:33  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
However, Jesus always existed with the Father in heaven, and the  taking on of a human form was to bless us by being the atonement for our sins. Mary can't save us, but the blood of Jesus saves us through faith. Jesus is our mediator, the Great High Priest. Our connection to him also allows us to go directly to the Father in prayer. Some pray to Mary or the Saints, but this is not in God's word. We are to hear the word of God and keep it.
Jesus did honor women, even those who had immoral lives and even some with demons. By his power he removed the demons and gave the least of women his care and purpose for coming. They were saved by faith in him. The woman at the well is one example; he shared his truth with her.
Joh 4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Joh 4:24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Joh 4:25  The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
Joh 4:26  Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

Hear the word of God, and keep it and tell others that Jesus is the way to the Father in heaven. As a saved soul by faith in Jesus, God Almighty is my father and Jesus is my Lord and Savior. Mary and all the saints are brothers and sisters in God's family.

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