Family of Believers

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. -Prov27:17

Our Lord emphasized the human family, but even more He emphasized the spiritual family of God. The genuine and abiding relationship is not of the flesh, but of the Spirit. As wonderful as earthly relationships are, there is a more intimate relationship between the children of God. John, as a believer, was a better choice to care for Jesus’ mother than His brother and sisters who did not believe.

Jesus brought into being the brotherhood of believers. He created a new society that is not segregated by race or nationality nor predicated upon social standing or economic power. It consist of those whose faith meets at the cross and whose experience of forgiveness flows from it. Jesus commend His own mother into his hands of a brother. At Golgotha that terrible day, Christ called upon a brother in the family of faith to minister to someone in need. That is still part of His call to those in God’s family.

David Jeremiah

When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!”  Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.-John 19:26-27 NKJV

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Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:

If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!

Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Eccl 4:9-12

Proverbs 18:24

"A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."


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