Max Lucado Daily Devotional 14th March 2023 —A Difficult Family
MAX LUCADO DAILY DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE 14 MARCH 2023
Read Today’s Daily Devotional Message written by Max Lucado for Tuesday, March 14, 2023
TOPIC: A DIFFICULT FAMILY – BY MAX LUCADO
It may surprise you to know that Jesus had a difficult family. You may not be aware that Jesus had brothers and sisters. There was a time when they were seen with him in public. Mark 3:21 (NCV) says, “His family…went to get him because they thought he was out of his mind.” They weren’t proud—they were embarrassed!
It’s worth noting that Jesus didn’t try to control his family’s behavior, nor did he let their behavior control his. He didn’t demand that they agree with him. Look how he defined his family in verse 35. He said, “My true brother and sister and mother are those who do what God wants” (Mark 3:35 NCV).
Jesus recognized that his spiritual family could provide what his physical family did not. If Jesus himself couldn’t force his family to share his convictions, what makes you think you can force yours?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Max Lucado is a pastor, speaker, and best-selling author who, in his own words, “writes books for people who don’t read books.” He serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, and his message is for the hurting, the guilty, the lonely, and the discouraged: God loves you; let him.