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Jesus on Women – Part 3

October 18, 2012

References to Women in Family Roles

This week we will take a look at Jesus’ references to women in the variety of roles we play in our families—mothers, daughters, wives, and sisters. 

Not surprisingly, Jesus reaffirmed the Old Testament commandment, “Honor your father and mother.” He specifically quoted this command along with several others in his discussion with the rich young ruler:

…As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.  You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’” 
(Mark 10:17-19; also in Matthew 19:18-19 and Luke 18:20)

Jesus had referred to this commandment and a related one in an earlier discussion with some Pharisees and teachers of the law: (Read More)