Boaz Baptist Chronicles
|Posted on December 5, 2011 at 8:15 PM|
Was Jesus a momma’s Boy?
Let's face it, He stayed home all His life.
Let's see what that expression means... “A momma’s boy is a man that was coddled since childhood or his insecurity hasn't allowed him to mature and individuate (make separate and distinct) from her emotionally.”
Does this sound like Jesus? No. Not at all! Nonetheless, He obeyed Exodus 20:12. He honored His Father and Mother, by staying home all His life. Remember, He kept the Commandments. All of them!
Did you forget to do that? Did you forget to keep God's Commandments? “My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. “ (Proverbs 3:1-2) Honoring your Father and Mother is the only commandment that brings God’s promise of a long life…
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:1-3)
Well, since Jesus stayed at home all His life, what can we say about Him? Nothing! —certainly nothing bad. By definition, He wasn't a momma's boy. The worst that could be said about Jesus is that He kept each and every commandment of God. The Son of God obeyed God’s dictates, perfectly. Then, why didn't He leave home, when he had a chance? The answer is simple. There was no reason to. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24) Since Jesus never got married, according to Genesis 2:24, he didn’t qualify to leave home.
Marriage was THE condition—the only condition for a man to leave home. Jesus Himself repeated the exact same verse that Moses penned…
"And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh...." (Matthew 19:5)
"For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh." (Mark 10:7-8)
We find no other reason to leave home. Now, I’m not saying there aren’t exceptions. Even Scripture gives us a few: *A Eunuch (Matthew 19:12); War (Numbers 1:3, 18) and becoming a Levitical priest (Numbers 8:24). After examining these exceptions, we see that in order to follow the dictates of Scripture, there was no earthly reason for Jesus to leave home. He knew that He didn’t qualify. So, what did He do? He stayed with Mary, until He was Thirty-three and a half years old.
He obeyed the word of God, clear up to the end of His life. Not even “going into the ministry” changed anything. [Wasn’t Jesus in the ministry??!! Of course He was. He was the ministry!] He lived with His Momma all the way to Calvary—which ended His life and earthly ministry.
“When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved [John], he saith unto his mother [Mary], Woman, behold thy son [John]! Then saith he to the disciple [John], Behold thy mother [Mary]! And from that hour that disciple [John] took her [Mary] unto his own home.” (John 19:26-27)
Even when Jesus went out to minister and had no where "...to lay his head….” (Matthew 8:20; Luke 9:58), His earthly home—His residence, was still Mary’s. If not, why did He commit John to be her “son?” The reason Jesus had no where to lay His head, is because He went out—out from (not away from), His earthly home, to preach.
If you stay home until you get married, will you be a momma’s boy? All I can say is, Jesus wasn’t.
* Though Jesus never married, today, He is espoused to a bride. (II Corinthians 11:2; I Corinthians 1:17; Revelation 19:9)
Though He was never an earthly priest, today, He interceeds as our great High Priest. (Hebrews 3:1; 4:14)
Though tempted of Satan, Jesus never saw war. Soon, as the Captain of our salvation (Hebrews 2:10), He'll go to war, the war to end all wars, when He returns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Revelation 17:14; 19:19)