September 16 – Blessed to Do God’s Will

Blessed and more blessed. Jesus was in the middle of rebuking the religious leaders of the day. They had a crazy idea and accused Him of getting His power to remove demons from Satan.  In the mix of this, a woman’s voice cried out from the crowd,“The womb that bore You and the one who nursed You are blessed!” Jesus accepted what this woman said and he replied for all to hear, “Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed!” It is interesting that Jesus does not at all deny that His mother is blessed, but He takes it one step further by saying that those who obey God’s Word are even more blessed. Let’s choose to live in blessed obedience, for that is true blessedness.

Luke 11:27-28 HCSB