Jesus said in Matthew 23:2-11, “The scribes and the Pharisees sat in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe; that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the border of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi, But be ye not called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.”
Around the world today, most still follow the teachings and laws of the lost children of the house of Israel, Jacob’s second family. These laws lay heavy burdens on the sons (and daughters) of the first family and do not do anything to lift those burdens. Today, many are still called “Rabbi, Rabbi”. It is time for us to put our faith and trust in the son of God, the son of Mary and God, the son of the first family, Jesus! It is time for us to put our families back together in the correct order – first family first – not last!