Mark 3:31-35; 4:1-29
Jesus teaches the value of our spiritual family. People who are devoted to Yahweh are part of the family of God. Teaching the 12 disciples, Jesus talks about taking God’s word to people who need this grace. They have a free will choice in how they will respond to it. We have an enemy to resist, who doesn’t want us to hear and respond to God’s Word. Some people will have an initial joy at God’s Word and yet allow personal challenges to keep them from responding faithfully. Worry and/or desire for the things of this world will keep some people from responding faithfully. Despite all of this, some people will be responding faithfully to God’s Word and see supernatural results. Those who are listening to Jesus will be given a growing understanding. We should listen, respond, and share God’s Word.