Hear and Do.

Series: Dirt | Week 4: Whole-Hearted

Day Three Luke 8:19-21

19 ”Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. 20 And he was told, ‘Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.’ 21 But he answered them, ‘My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.’” Luke 8:19-21 (NLT)

1. Why couldn’t Jesus’ mother and brothers get to Him?
2. What two things does Jesus describe of those who are His family?
3. What does it mean to “hear God’s Word and obey it”?

In order to have a spiritually healthy heart of good soil for sustainable and consistent growth, we must receive and live out God’s Word. In this passage, Jesus says that anyone who hears and obeys God’s Word is close to Him. In other words, we draw close to God by listening to His voice through the Bible and putting it into practice. Jesus was making a surprising point that those who do so are in a closer relationship with Him than His closest relatives. Today, read God’s Word, truly hear it, and then put it into practice. Pray that the harvest you’ll see is an increase in your love for Jesus.

For Further Reading: Take Care How You Listen

For Families with Kids at Home
Do you and your family have a weekly rhythm to read and talk about God’s word together? It doesn’t have to be complicated—it can be at dinnertime, bedtime, bathtime, anytime you are gathered together. When it’s a regular part of your family rhythm, it will sow the soil for sustainable and consistent growth.

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