Matthew 8:18-22

18When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. 19Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”

20Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

21Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

22But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

One response to “Matthew 8:18-22

  1. Jesus knew the mind of this scribe and knew that he wanted to follow Christ for the fame and the attention that was to come to Christ. He thought that he was latching on to the Messiah. Jesus knew that he was not coming to Him to share burdens or suffering and He sent him on his way.

    Christ knows our hearts and the reasons that we attend to His kingdom. He calls us to be pure in heart and to love others as He does.

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