Re:Verse reading–Mark 3: 20-35 (day four)
They must have been listening to the mainstream press…even Jesus’ own kinsmen thought He was misguided. His mother and brothers did not yet understand Jesus’ mission. He knew it very clearly…Jesus knew why He had come to earth.
By the time we get to Acts and witness the starting of the church, James…the brother of Jesus…has figured it out. He has witnessed the resurrection and understood who Jesus was. In Acts 12:17, we find he is a leader in the church. James had known Jesus…as a brother…but he had to know Him as his redeemer before he found truth.
Being from a ‘christian’ nation, we could mistake knowledge of Jesus for a relationship with Jesus. Jesus said, “For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother…” Just like James, we not only have to know the will of God…we have to obey it! Head knowledge will not suffice… we must move that knowledge to our heart.