Outside to Speak or Inside To Listen?

Notice the contrast: Jesus’ immediate family stood outside, seeking to speak to Him, while His disciples were inside, listening. This difference divides all of mankind. We are not divided primarily by blood, or language, or culture, but by our attitude towards Jesus Christ. There are those “outside,” who want to pass judgment on Christ. In this case, His family wanted to tell Him that He was working too hard. Then there are those “inside,” who want to listen to Jesus. They see Him as Teacher, Master, and Lord. They look to Him for wisdom and truth, light and life. In this case, His disciples eagerly waited upon His every word. Those on the “outside” live according to what they think right and best for themselves. Those on the “inside” take their values from God’s Word, especially the Word of God incarnate in the Man Christ Jesus. Where are you today?