“They are My brethren.”

For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren. – Hebrews 2:11

It is written concerning our great Kinsman, “He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one; for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren.” He declares to the whole universe, concerning those persecuted ones, those who are ridiculed as being fools, “They are My brethren.” The Prince of glory, whose fingers are adorned with stars of light like rings of priceless value, calls the poor bedridden woman, who is a child of God, his sister, and calls the humble, toiling, laboring man, who walks with Him, His brother; and He is not ashamed to do so. Think, beloved, with intensest gratitude, of this great Kinsman of yours, who is so near of kin to you- voluntarily near of kin- and not ashamed to own the kinship.

Remember, too, that your Kinsman liveth in this respect, -that He will always be your Kinsman. The closest ties of an earthly relationship must, to a great extent, end in death, for there are no husbands and wives, as such, in heaven. There cannot be, “for in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” There are other ties, of a spiritual kind, that, will far outshine the best of bonds that linked us together here; but, when all other ties are broken, Jesus will always be our Kinsman, our Brother. We shall find the fraternal relationship better understood, more fully enjoyed, and more clearly manifested up there than it ever can be here… your great Kinsman intends that you should be betrothed unto Him for ever, and He will bring you to His heavenly home at the marriage supper of the Lamb. ~ C.H. Spurgeon


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