Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


December 28, 2012

We in the church have focused on the family, family first.  Really?

Another disciple said to him , "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."  But Jesus told him , "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
                                                   --Matthew 8:21,22 TNIV
Have we read our Bibles?  Or the words of Jesus?  Jesus seems to teach that we will make idols of anything, including family; we will use it as an excuse to delay following him, or being vibrant disciples.  A would-be disciple says, "I want to follow, but I have some family obligations first."  This is a thought we often utter.  Please note, Jesus has no patience with such an excuse, it's an idol.

Family first?  Focus on the family?  Really?
Dale Patterson