The reason why it is more blessed to obey the Word of God than to be the

mother of Jesus is obvious. Spiritual things are higher than physical

things. Spiritual relation is closer than natural relation. Brotherhood in

Christ is closer than brotherhood in the flesh. A brother in the Spirit is

dearer to us than a son of our own mother. Obedience to God makes us one

with God. Mary was the mother of Jesus after the flesh, but God's chi

enjoy such a relation after the spirit. At one time somebody brought word

to Jesus that his mother and his brethren stood outside desiring to see

him. "But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother?

and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his

disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! for whoever shall

do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and

sister, and mother." Matt. 12:48-50. Every one who desires to spend life

in the highest possible degree of perfection should make a constant study

of the Bible and should carefully and diligently obey all its precepts.

Doing this will bring him into the closest possible relationship with God

and will make life the best man can live.