There came then his brothers and his mother, and, standing without, sent to him, calling him.…
One of the household words of the kingdom of God. It emphatically teaches that there are but two divisions of mankind — those who do the will of God, and those who disobey that will; and that not even the closest blood relationships (much less the possession of national, or church, or religious privileges) can in the slightest degree affect the distinctness and permanence of the line between these divisions. Of all relationships, spiritual ones are the closest; and there is but one permanent relationship to God, which is conformity to His will.
(M. F. Sadler.)
Parallel VersesKJV: There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.